For most Arsenal fans I am sure they would not give Shkodran Mustafi the time of day nevermind a place in any Arsenal team but to some extent that is akin to cutting off the nose to spite the face.
For starters, Mustafi earns a big wage and having him just sitting on the bench or training with the youth team seems to me to be an absolute waste of money.
I am also not convinced that he is as useless as most people think he is, he was one of the better defenders at the end of last season, certainly better than the likes of Sokratis and as I have said many times on here, he is no worse than David Luiz.
But Unai Emery appears to have lost total confidence in the German and prefers to use both Sokratis and Luiz in the middle of the defence, so what to do with him?
I have already written an article on here that he should be given a chance in the Carabao cup and possibly the Europa League but what about trying him in a different position?
Hector Bellerin is not due back for a while yet and for all the will in the world, Ainsely Maitland-Niles is not a natural right-back.
So what about trying out Mustafi in that position?
I am not suggesting he is tried as a right-back in a Premier League game, though I would not be against it either, but why not try him out in that role in the cup competitions and see how he does?
Something to think about in my opinion.