Shkodran Mustafi can replace Stephan Lichtsteiner at right-back for Arsenal, says Ian Wright

first_imgAdvertisement Unai Emery says inexperienced Arsenal will improveTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 9:35FullscreenUnai Emery says inexperienced Arsenal will improve is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he already knows his Manchester United teams for the next month Advertisement Comment Shkodran Mustafi can replace Stephan Lichtsteiner at right-back for Arsenal, says Ian Wright Bellerin’s injury leaves Arsenal short at right-back (Picture: Getty)Ainsley Maitland-Niles is Arsenal’s other option at right-back following Hector Bellerin’s season-ending knee injury.Arsenal travel to Huddersfield this weekend and Emery now knows the club need ‘big help’ from their rivals to finish this season in the Premier League top four.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Yes, but after losing 3-1 it’s not easy to say that,’ he said in the aftermath of the defeat to City.‘I have confidence in our work and in our way. I know now we need to pick up and have some big help.’ Lichtsteiner struggled at the Etihad (Picture: Getty)‘He played Sead Kolasinac on the left side of midfield instead of the highest-paid player in the history of our club and the most talented player.‘That’s a worry because you need chances, you need creativity.‘Aaron Ramsey’s always going to come on and put in a good shift. Maybe I would have liked to see him play, and Ozil.‘I don’t think we should go up to Manchester City and just try the best we can with a makeshift midfield. The right back, you know what I mean. Why didn’t he put Mustafi at right-back?’ Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 6 Feb 2019 8:29 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Arsenal great Ian Wright thinks Shkodran Mustafi should have played at right-back (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes Unai Emery should have started Shkodran Mustafi at right-back against Manchester City.Sergio Aguero scored his 14th hat-trick for City in a comfortable 3-1 win, with Laurent Koscielny’s 11th-minute equaliser a rare highlight for the Gunners on a difficult afternoon at the Etihad.The Premier League champions consistently targeted the right side of Arsenal’s defence, with an ageing Stephan Lichtsteiner left exposed against Raheem Sterling.Mustafi also struggled in central defence alongside Koscielny and Wright has urged Emery to replace Lichtsteiner with the German at full-back.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe former Arsenal striker also suggests Emery made a mistake in selecting Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey on the bench.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Why should Arsenal fans be optimistic? Because they’ve got a manager who’s not afraid to make decisions,’ Wright told BBC Radio 5 live.‘He’s making a decision at the moment with a star player he’s not playing.last_img

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