Emery definitely gave Mustafi a chance this season and tbh I don’t think he had any other choice. Mustafi is our only defender in his prime and cost the club 35 million. Emery is surely thinking he has to play him and see if he can make him work.
You could see though that Holding soon became the favourite and I honestly believe now Emery would play just about any of our defenders over Mustafi.
I’m sure Emery isn’t a complete idiot and had his reservations about Mustafi before the season began but this season is all about the growing pains.
Experiments over now and if Mustafi is any where near the first team next season then Emery needs to follow him out the door ASAP.