At the start of the season, it was unthinkable that we would see Shkodran Mustafi back in an Arsenal shirt in a Premier League game, well, for some fans, it is now a serious consideration.
Mustafi was rightfully castigated for his mistakes last season but in all honesty, I am struggling to think of a time when he was as bad as what David Luiz or even Sokratis are now, in fact, out of all the defenders I thought Mustafi was the best of a bad bunch over the last few games of last season.
Even for Mustafi, it would take some doing to make as many mistakes as Luiz has done since he signed for Arsenal and anyone reading my articles concerning Luiz will have read me saying that the Brazilian is not an upgrade on Mustafi.
I hate to say it but I was right.
Mustafi is not Arsenal quality I will freely admit that but he is better than Luiz and no worse than Sokratis and there is now a good argument for playing him alongside Calum Chambers.
Why should Luiz and Sokratis be allowed to continue to start for Arsenal when they are actually playing worse than what Mustafi did?
It is quite bad that we are in this situation but it is what it is and it is all about minimising the damage until Rob Holding returns to full match fitness and dropping Luiz and Sokratis for Chambers and Mustafi has to be an option now.
Put it this way, it could hardly get any worse.
Both Luiz and Sokratis have cost Arsenal goals and more importantly 4 points. Emery simply has to drop both for Chambers or Holding, and Mustafi even. pic.twitter.com/dE3XFCvMYr
— ARSENAL (@tomgunner14) September 15, 2019
Would you start mustafi vs Frankfurt? pic.twitter.com/nwk8XtLKTx
— Abokorgunners (@gunnerforever78) September 16, 2019
Unpopular opinion : Mustafi is a superior defender to Sokratis and had a better 18/19 season than him. Both make same errors but sokratis is always getting bailed out . pic.twitter.com/i3HYpLEsZw
— -_- (@knowledgetree12) September 12, 2019
Should we consider Mustafi?
— Marco ? (@marco_gooner) September 15, 2019
Mustafi can actually replace both Sokratis or Luiz.
— FG (@FunnyGooner) September 15, 2019