Shkodran Mustafi: 2019/20 Performances

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Ricardinho, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. albakos

    albakos Arséne Wenger: "I will miss you" Administrator

    I hope with Arteta's comments on how he's happy with him, were meant to prop him up to raise his value on transfer.

    Despite his few good moments in last few games, he quickly reverted to his old self later in the game, when Kane was passing him like a Sunday League player.

    Under the current market, if we can get 10m for him, I hope we sell him.
  2. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Arteta's doing his best with these ****s in the back line.

    Mustafi panics under pressure and always has. Expecting Raul and Edu to extend his contract. We're a mess.
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  3. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    His main issue is he looks like he's treading water when he runs. He got left for dust by Kane multiple times :lol: who isn't exactly known for his pace.
  4. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character

    He completely collapsed. From assured early on and not diving in only to transform into an Olympic level diver.

    He completely lost his head, his composure and with it the capacity to make rational decisions instead playing on gut and emotion. While it didn't cost us the game it stopped us getting back in it. The breakdown sucked confidence from the team and handed Sp**s the momentum. We were there to be got at they knew it, we knew it and everyone knew there were mistakes to be made.

    The collapse of one player inflicted damage on everyone. The weak link broke the chain. Time to go we cannot have that liability anymore. 9 games playing well cannot mask the 1 game where it impacts the momentum of 22 players on the pitch.
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  5. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Whilst I agree with all that, Kolasinac's terrible pass and Luiz's slowness to react did us no favour's either. Sp**s could smell the fear at the back, mid battle.

    But Mustafi always breaks when the pressure's on, and then the rout starts.
  6. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    Lost his head completely. I couldn’t believe what I was watching at times. His lunging in, constantly getting the wrong side of Kane, terrible choices of pass.

    He started the game okay then after we conceded he never looked right.
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  7. Gunners1616

    Gunners1616 Active Member

  8. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Mustafi has 1 year left we have to take advantage of it and sell him for like 10m maybe some Italian or Spanish team will bite
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  9. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    You can't compete with this i can't believe we have the patience to watch them every 3 days they should give Arsenal fan ab award
  10. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character

    We were very sluggish early on. Martinez gave a suicide pass then went unpunished as then Pepe took a ridiculous touch that should have seen us fall behind.

    We regained composure and scored. We then never got a chance to turn the screw because Kolasnic ballsed up. I'm not blaming Luiz he was completely wrong footed.

    But even then we regained composure kept things relatively tight had possession for long periods.

    In my eyes when we made mistakes we recovered. Martinez had a strong game, Pepe grew into it and for his booking would have stayed on. Luiz got over an early mistake and Kolasnic kept going after that horror pass. Mustafi however failed to recover and time and time again he was exposed. His confidence went and he became rash which sent the whole team into panic.
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  11. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    That account pretty much sums up the loss, apart from how Tierney got to mark Alderweireld. Per, Adams, Keown would have organised that better.
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  12. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter

    I can't take Mustafi getting another contract. What would be the point in watching us?
  13. Hunta

    Hunta Shivering Right Now Trusted

    He won’t. Look at Arteta’s comments about him (and Lacazette) getting a new deal.

    Then compare his tone to when asked about Saka/Aubameyang.
  14. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    He is like undisciplined Siberian Husky. Think someone said it before. When that is the case you never trust him around toddlers.

    Yesterday we allowed him close to toddler and then look away.

    With dogs like this. You take them out for a nice walk and then you put them down with your most expensive riffle.
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  15. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    It would be classic Arsenal though giving a bumper contract to player that just show up for 3 games like Laca has now.
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  16. gunner4lyfe

    gunner4lyfe Well-Known Member

    If they do. I hope the fans in London riot. Safely though....social distancing and all
  17. MikelHadADream

    MikelHadADream Well-Known Member

    Context mate. The league was no where near as strong back then. There are legit 7/8 teams now that could potentially finish in the top 4.

    Who signed Mustafi/Xhaka/Kolasinac/Lacazette/Mkhi for huge money that crippled the club financially? Who neglected to sign the right type of player and got completely left behind by the modern game? Who failed to get any money for Özil/Sanchez ect ect ect.

    The jury is out on Raul/Edu, but the signings of Pepe/KT/Saliba/Martinelli are promising. They have one hand tied behind their back due to the monumental mess by Wenger and Gazidis. This is indisputable.
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  18. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Apart from the Leicester fluke there hasn't been a single season where any team outside the top spending 6 clubs have finished in the top 4 for years. Probably won't be one this year either. The top 4 richest squads, City, United, Liverpool and Chelsea will likely finish in the top 4.

    Lower teams have only broken into the top 6 because Sp**s and Arsenal have gone down the toilet.

    It's an illusion that the league is getting harder and one put about by fans trying make an excuse for the fact we're mid table now we've got rid of Wenger and Gazidis. In fact there's evidence that the EPL is getting easier, when was the last time 2 teams got over 90 points or 100 points even?
  19. MikelHadADream

    MikelHadADream Well-Known Member

    Firstly, since 2014, Arsenal have a higher net spend than Liverpool. There is currently a 40 point difference between the two teams. That right there indicates that the club has been seriously mismanaged during the period. If I am not mistaken, Arsenal also have a higher net spend than Chelsea and Tottenham, who have both consistently finished above Arsenal in that period. So this suggest that finance decides league position is a non argument.

    Secondly, the league has without a doubt gotten more competitive, especially the non top 6 sides. The quality Wolves/Leicester have is incomparible to the so called lesser teams in the league 10 years ago. Liverpool and Manchester City are all time great Premier League teams and the two best managers in the world, you can make the argument that they're the two best.

    Under Wenger and Gazidis, the club spent huge money on very average players, and failed to recoup money for assets we did have. To get nothing Özil/Alexis/Ramsey/Wilshere/Sagna ect is an absolute disgrace. They are both a huge reason why we are in the position we are in currently. I don't see how this is up for debate.
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  20. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Cost of squads:

    City €1.04 bn
    United €751m
    Liverpool €639
    Chelsea €561m
    Arsenal €498m
    Tottenham €465m


    Net spend is meaningless. Imagine 1 club sells a player for £150m and buys 3 players at £50m their net spend is £0. Another club sells nobody and buys two players at £50m. Their net spend is £100m. Both clubs have acquired 2 extra players at £50m, but it looks like the second club has spent more.

    A squad often takes years to build, only the overall cost of the squad tells you about the investment the club has made. Arsenal have not spent huge money on players as you can see.

    And using Özil, Alexis, Wilshere, Ramsey, and Sagna, whatever we get for them is a lot less of a disgrace than acquiring rank average players like Sokratis, Luiz, Guendouzi, Torreira, Mari, Lichsteiner, Cedric etc . . .that's why we're sliding. Still blaming Wenger after 2 years is a crazy. :lol: Feel sorry for Arteta having to work with this shower.
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