As reported by football-talk.co.uk
Some Arsenal fans have slammed boss Unai Emery for leaving Mesut Ozil out of the entire squad for today’s Premier League clash with West Ham at the London Stadium.
Ozil hasn’t featured for Arsenal since the draw at Brighton and Hove Albion on Boxing Day after suffering an apparent knee injury in training ahead of the 5-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.
The German playmaker has started just 2 of our last 11 games in all competitions after Emery axed him from the squad for the win at Bournemouth in late November due to ‘tactical reasons’.
Ozil has been back in full training over a week after returning to full fitness, however, the 30-year-old has once again been left out of the entire squad for today’s trip to the London Stadium to face West Ham [see the team here].
Some fans wondered if the attacker had picked up yet another injury in training but Arsenal have confirmed to the press association that Ozil is fully fit but has been left out for tactical reasons once again.
It’s clear Emery feels he can’t rely on Ozil, particularly in away games, and he is no longer considered an important first team regular but it seems self-destructive to have three full-backs on the bench instead of Ozil. Is that really what’s best for Arsenal today?
We have very little creativity in the squad so even to have Mesut on the bench would have been useful but Emery has decided to leave him at home