Arsenal manager Unai Emery has reiterated his support for underfire defender Shkrodan Mustafi who has been heavily criticised by fans after the shock home loss to fellow London club Crystal Palace at the weekend.
Spanish tactician Emery leapt to the defence of Mustafi again during his pre-match press conference on Tuesday ahead of the all-important Premier League clash at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday night.
Arsenal travel to Wolves hoping to take all the points at stake to boost their top-four hopes.
Unai Emery described Mustafi as a very good player while he was speaking with reporters as he cited that the German World Cup winner was the best player in the last league game before the Palace setback at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening.
Mustafi and Arsenal kept their first away clean sheet of the season in the 1-0 win at Watford last week Monday just before the Palace game at the weekend.
Former Valencia defender Mustafi was at fault for some of the goals scored by Crystal Palace as Arsenal lost 3-2 to the Eagles who compounded the Gunners’ tricky quest for a top-four finish.
Mustafi faced the wrath of Arsenal fans after the game with some going as far as threatening his family for the player’s mistakes.