- Shkodran Mustafi may leave Arsenal in January after failing to improve
- The German star failed to help his side avoid defeat to Chelsea last weekend
- Gunners legend Ian Wright wants club boss Arteta to show the defender the exit doors next month
Arsenal's new boss Mikel Arteta has been urged to sell German defender Shkodran Mustafi this winter to free space for a more effective player.
The Spaniard tasted defeat in his first home game in charge of the Gunners in their 2-1 loss to Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium last Sunday.
Despite the north Londoners taking the lead as early as the 13th minute of the meeting, two late goals from Jorginho and Tammy Abraham were all the Blues needed to claim maximum points.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright after the defeat told Arteta to prioritize the sale of Mustafi owing to the German's poor display against the young Chelsea side according to the Mirror.
"Mustafi was absolutely petrified of him [Tammy Abraham]," Wright said on Match of the Day 2, referring to Chelsea's winning goal.
"You have got someone like Arteta coming in but there’s nothing you can do to coach a defender of his experience now, those are the type of players he’s got to be looking to get rid of."
Despite losing at home to London rivals, Wright seems satisfied with the improvement from the new manager in his first two games.
He added: "When you look at the two games there’s a definite improvement in Arsenal.
"You just think what they could have done had they gone with the appointment after the Leicester game at the international break.
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"It’s one and two touch all the way and it's really quick. Fantastic zip, the fans should be happy with what they’re seeing at the moment but give Chelsea credit for what they’ve done."
The defeat pushed the Gunners to 12th on the table with 24 points - 21 behind table-toppers Liverpool after 20 rounds of matches.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is desperate to leave Arsenal and he could lead other frustrated players out of the Emirates stadium.
The Gabonese star's brother Willy was said to have criticized the Gunners' chiefs decision to hire Mikel Arteta as replacement for Unai Emery who was sacked for poor result.
Freddie Ljungberg was appointed as coach on interim capacity with the hope of him changing the fortune of Arsenal, but he was unable to do so which forced the club to appoint Arteta.
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