Despite lack of creative midfielder in Arsenal, Alan Smith believes that Ozil will never play for Arsenal again.
It’s been years since people sawMesut Ozil
play regularly forArsenal
. He was a star player for the Gunners and was loved by the fans but things changed throughout the years. This year, Ozil is not even included in Arsenal’s Premier League list.
Many pundits and fans asked for Ozil since Arsenal is lacking a creative player but Alan Smith believes that the case is closed and Ozil is not an option for Arsenal anymore.
Former Gunners striker Smith told Sky Sports of a long-running and potentially distracting saga at Emirates Stadium:
“It's about getting the ball to Aubameyang quickly, and people who can see the pass early. That's why people go on about Ozil constantly, as he is the type who could do that.
“Arsenal were after a creative player in the window - Houssem Aouar - and they couldn't quite manage to get him along with Thomas Partey.
“But there is a lack of creativity, even before this bad run began, you could see that in the wins over Sheffield United and West Ham.
“Do I see Ozil returning to the team? No, I can't see it. Too much has gone on behind the scenes for Arteta to be able to trust him again. I think he feels he's been let down by Ozil at times, where the player has not been available when he thought he would be.
“If you don't trust a player, it's a big problem. It was a big thing to do not to put him in the squad, a huge statement, and I just can't see him coming back into the frame.”