Arsenal picked up their fourth successive win in all competitions as they beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, but Gunners fans were far from impressed with Shkodran Mustafi’s performance.
The Germany international started in the centre of the back three against the Seagulls with Rob Holding and Nacho Monreal either side of him, but despite having a hand in Monreal’s opening goal he also had a couple of shaky moments at the back in the absence of Laurent Koscielny.
The 25-year-old certainly went to ground too easily when trying to win the ball against the south coast outfit, and it is something that he will need to improve on in the future.
Arsenal supporters were quick to have their say on Mustafi’s showing via social media, and while some described him as an ‘accident waiting to happen’, others went as far as saying they ‘genuinely hate him’.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Still not completely convinced with Mustafi in the middle of our three. Do think it’s a ploy to give him more responsibility. #afc
— Singapore Gunner (@SingaporeGunner) October 1, 2017
Genuinely hate Mustafi…absolute bum #afc
— Ratnu (@A_HM28) October 1, 2017
Still yet to really click offensively. We've rode our luck at the back in these past two games. Mustafi is just plain dire. Wish he'd gone.
— John Watts (@JA_Watts) October 1, 2017
Lmao. Mertesacker is retiring though. We need to replace both. Mustafi is a problem
— Taiwo Omotayo (@Tipsveldt) October 1, 2017
Monreal such a commanding performance again, shame I can't say the same about Mustafi, absolutely reckless his decision making at times.
— Liam (@gman_AFC) October 1, 2017
Mustafi had a poor game today, Brighton made him look poor. Better teams will punish us. His decision making is just too reckless
— Gooner View (@Goonerview) October 1, 2017
Dodgy. He's not the imposing figure Arsenal require in the centre of defence & again looked an accident about to happen today… pic.twitter.com/cGbCPfQz9N
— Carl Bövis ⚽ (@CarlBovis_AFC) October 1, 2017
Mustafi was poor. Loads of half passed clearances. Better opposition would have punished.
— GarethArsenal (@GarethJames316) October 1, 2017