Arsenal legend Ian Wright thinks Shkodran Mustafi can replace the struggling Stephan Lichtsteiner at right-back.
Raheem Sterling tore Lichtsteiner apart during Manchester City’s 3-1 victory over the Gunners at the weekend with Pep Guardiola’s men targeting the right-hand side of Arsenal’s defence.
And Wright thinks he has an unusual solution to the Gunners’ current defensive frailties.
“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.
“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?”