Arsenal fans have destroyed defender Shkodran Mustafi after the enforcer made a terrible mistake to gift Shane Long the opening goal for Southampton.
The Gunners were big favourites to secure all three points at the Emirates despite Arsene Wenger fielding a weakened team, but Southampton looked like delivering a shock in front of a half empty stadium.
However, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang came up with a canny finish middway through the first half to restore parity, before Danny Welbeck made it 2-1 towards the end of the 45.
The Arsenal fans have seemingly given up on their team this season, despite them being on the verge of the Europa semi-final, but the quality of play from their side in the opening 25 minutes matched the fans’ disinterest.
However, there were enough fans to take to Twitter to criticise Mustafi after a really poor first 45 minutes.
One said he should be sent to Coventry in the summer – literally. Another said he was either good or Sunday League and no in-between. Unfortunately, today’s game is on a Sunday.
Here are the best reactions to his first-half performance:
We spent £35m on Mustafi
— Account for sale, dm asap (@gunner_winnie) April 8, 2018
Cannot wait until Mustafi is no longer affiliated with Arsenal.
— 🇹🇹 (@Mta_1991) April 8, 2018
Mustafi to Coventry in the summer
— laccagooner (@WengersNose) April 8, 2018
That is actually ridiculous from Mustafi.
— Limerick Gunner™ (@liamisagooner) April 8, 2018
Mustafi is either good or Sunday league there is no in between
— darrenafc1980 (@darrengunner198) April 8, 2018
Mustafi really is a terrible defender…
— Sebastian AFC (@sebas8santos) April 8, 2018
What happened to Mustafi's stupidity?
— Chibuikem (@Multi_Coloured_) April 8, 2018