Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been coy over the future of Arsenal’s highest paid player Mesut Ozil at the club, leaving the German out of the team in successive games and not giving satisfactory explanations as to why Ozil cannot seem to get a look in when it comes to consideration for starting places.
As a result, the World Cup-winning midfielder has been heavily linked with a January move away from Emirates Stadium, but his manager is not considering a sale. Ozil continues to generate plenty of transfer talk at Arsenal, but now, Emery says the World Cup winner is still needed within his plans. According to the Arsenal boss, “I want every player with a good mentality to help us. He can give us his quality and his characteristics. We need Mesut Ozil.”
But the reality has seen Ozil make just one start in the Europa League this season and not taken part in four of Arsenal’s five league matches, missing games against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Huddersfield Town with a supposed back problem after being left on the bench against Bournemouth because the game was considered ‘too physical’ for him.
Do you believe Ozil is still in Emery’s plans or should the German start looking elsewhere for more playing minutes?