Things have hit rock bottom for Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac at Schalke.
Both struggled for game time in the first half of the campaign and left Arsenal during the January transfer window, with the latter rejoining his former club on loan until the end of the season, whilst the former arrived on a free transfer after his contract was mutually terminated.
However, it has not gone to plan for either player.
In fact, Tuesday evening’s 1-0 loss against Arminia Bielefeld confirmed Schalke’s relegation from the Bundesliga and their supporters were not happy with the entire squad – including Mustafi and Kolasniac – as ugly scenes occurred following the game.
A video of the pair having to flee from an angry set of supporters has been uploaded to Twitter by @afcstuff and some Gunners fans can’t quite believe what they saw.
@TLosiru said : “That’s not good at all, we fans need to give encouragement to players not chase. This is not acceptable.”
@_arjunsen said : “This is terrible. Irrespective of how they may have performed while at Arsenal.”
@AfcDrax said : “Disgraceful. Feel bad for them.”
@IngGooner said : “@Arsenal hope you’ve followed up with Kolasinac and Mustafi. Nobody’s life should be in danger because an angry mob can’t understand that in football, there are lows too.”
Kolasinac and Mustafi both played 90 minutes on Tuesday and in the German defender’s case, it was somewhat of a surprise that he was involved at all.
Earlier in the month, Bild claimed the 28-year-old appeared to have already played his last game for Schalke after falling out with new head coach Dimitrios Grammozis.
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But that has not been the case, with Mustafi featuring in the last three games in a row.
Although, given he is only contracted to Schalke until the summer, it appears he may not be sticking around for next season’s campaign in the second tier.
There was reported interest in him from clubs in Italy, where he has previously represented Sampdoria, during the January window and a return to Serie A could be on the cards for next season.