'Shocking', 'Embarrassment' - Arsenal fans blame one player for loss v Man United
Arsenal fans have destroyed centre-back Shkodran Mustafi on social media after his first-half performance against Manchester United on Saturday evening.
The 25-year-old dithered on the ball and lost possession to Jesse Lingard which led to United’s second goal, as Arsenal conceded twice in the opening 11 minutes.
Arsenal supporters were furious with the German for making the mistake, with some suggesting he should be dropped from the starting line-up.
Other fans suggested that he was not really injured and wanted to leave the pitch because he was embarrassed.
Gunners fans took to Twitter to express their frustration with the German, who was then taken off in the 15th minute due to an injury.
Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the best tweets by Arsenal fans:
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— ⚽️ (@ArsenalJosh4) December 2, 2017
Mustafi substituted. He appears to be suffering from embarrassment ????????????????????????????????????????
— Rebel with a cause???? (@tosyn_ad) December 2, 2017
Mustafi has deffo just sacked it off, there’s no way he’s injured ????
— fuller (@Ryaan_97) December 2, 2017
Honestly that from Mustafi is a sellable offence
— XA (@cmgbrodie) December 2, 2017
our players dont learn from the mistakes of their mates, Mustafi very shoking
— NiiLantey (@WizSnazZy) December 2, 2017
We've been miles better since Mustafi went off which is further proof that he's a shambles
— Andrew (@Hesfivefootfour) December 2, 2017
Mustafi honestly doesn't deserve a starting spot again until the turn of the year.
— Odogwu (@_TheWale) December 2, 2017
Mustafi goes off because of the embarrassment. What sort of players do we have.
— Bruce (@BruceMbakara) December 2, 2017
Antonio Valencia put Manchester United ahead after seven minutes after Laurent Koscielny gave the ball away. Lingard doubled their lead after Mustafi’s mistake.
Alexandre Lacazette pulled one back for the Gunners four minutes after half-time with a composed finish. Lingard made it 3-1 to Jose Mourinho’s side in the 63rd minute, after a fine pass by Paul Pogba.
The defeat means Arsenal missed the chance to move up back into the Premier League’s top-four, after Liverpool moved above them with a win at Brighton earlier in the day.
Manchester United have closed the gap to leaders Manchester City to five points, with Pep Guardiola’s side in action tomorrow against struggling West Ham United.
In other Arsenal news, boss Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on this midfielder for his performances this season.