It would be fair to say that Arsenal’s acquisition of Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia in the summer of August 2016 has not quite worked out.
The Gunners paid more than £35m to sign the Germany international, but he has largely struggled to make his mark in the English game.
Errors have become a common part of the centre-back’s game in recent months, and that was again the case against Southampton last weekend as his clanger allowed the Saints to take the lead at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal are currently preparing to take on Russian side CSKA Moscow in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final, and Arsene Wenger’s side are well placed in that tie following a 4-1 victory in the reverse match last week.
Head coach Arsene Wenger is expected to select his strongest available side, but the Arsenal fans are hopeful that does not include Mustafi, who is believed to be on £90,000 a week at the club.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the club’s supporters can be seen below:
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— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 11, 2018
Please leave Mustafi in London
— NASA (@nathanzimba18) April 11, 2018
Since Pierre is in this pic & cant play, please tell me Mustafi aint playing as well. Im sure Chambers is up for it!
— ҒLΨΠΠ (@drinks_too_much) April 11, 2018
please sell this idiot defenders except bellerin and monreal
— Tesfaye Brook (@tesfishbr) April 11, 2018
Leave Mustafi at Colney
— Tim 🇿🇦 (@T_VonDoom) April 11, 2018
Sign manolas … please 😭😭😭😭
— Özil's left foot (@singhO_O) April 11, 2018
Out of all the Good Centerbacks Germany has we get this idiot Mustafi. Ffs
— CSKA Meeseeks (@10Doyle_) April 8, 2018