Ex-Arsenal player Shkodran Mustafi has been voted as the biggest loser of last season by his fellow Bundesliga players.
The German football magazine Kicker holds annual awards at the end of the season, where professionals anonymously vote on things like player of the year (Robert Lewandowski won with 74%) and best newcomer (18-year-old Jamal Musiala).
However they also vote for “relegated player of the season” in honour of the player who has had the worst time of it. Step forward, Schalke’s Shkodran Mustafi.
It’s the first time Schalke have been relegated in 30 years so naturally their players dominated this unwanted category. But – despite only joining Schadlke at the start of February after his Arsenal contract was terminated – Mustafi “won” the award with 13.3% of the overall vote.
The 29-year-old defender played 151 games for Arsenal in his five-year spell and won two FA Cups.
However Mustafi was known for his defensive howlers during his time at the Emirates and, while he really cannot be blamed for everything that has gone wrong at Schalke this season, it does not seem that his luck has changed during his time in the Bundesliga.