All Arsenal fans are fully aware that Shkrodan Mustafi was one of our biggest problems last season with so many individual mistakes in a very shaky defence. Even Arsene Wenger told reporters that the German was suffering from a massive drop in confidence for most of the season. But according to an interview in the Standard, Mustafi is feeling a lot better now under Emery.
He said: “Playing against Man City, it’s not easy to put everything you have been working on onto the pitch. Maybe against other teams you can get away with one or two mistakes. The next game is Chelsea — we can’t make too many.
“But if you are scared of making mistakes, that’s when they happen. We have to be sure about what we want to do. We are trying to play a different game from last year. If we’re confident, we’ll get results.
“He told me the positives in my game and what to work on. I’m happy because it’s difficult when you never know what to work on because no one tells you.”
I wonder if that was a veiled dig at Wenger not helping him last year, but whatever the reason it can only be good that Mustafi, and all the other players, are listening to Emery and taking on board his instructions. A confident Mustafi can only be a boost to our defence…
Keep the Faith!