Arsenal insisted to have ‘luxury’ Ozil rethink as Merson

Sat 05 December 2020 | 18:33

Paul Merson said that Arsenal need to add Ozil into their team with the former Gunners star baffled as to how a side lacking creativity can justify freezing a World Cup winner out.

Paul Merson

, the former


winger, is stunned to see

Mesut Ozil

’s frozen game while

Mikel Arteta

yelling out for a creative influence.

The Gunnars boss has made a big decision to leave Ozil out of his

Premier League


Europa League


Many believed that Ozil would no longer be seen in free agencies after being sacked by

Real Madrid

in 2013.

Many would like to bring him back, with inconsistent Arsenal crying out for a player with match-altering ability, particularly misfiring frontman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

Merson is one of those who insists on rethink at Emirates Stadium.

The former Arsenal winger told Sky Sports ahead of the north London derby date with 


 on Sunday: “How would he not get in that team, Ozil?

“They have no guile in midfield. If I'm a forward - an




- I need Ozil in the team. I'm only as good as the players giving me the ball.”

He was asked many Arsenal fans which agreeing with the Ozil snub, he responded: “Of course they did, because all they are worried about is how many noughts are on his wages, and he doesn’t run around.

“Then they all go to the pub on a Saturday night and sit and have a drink going: 'Oh, if we had 11 Xhakas, we'd be alright, we'd definitely stay up, we'd win the league, wouldn't we? See how he ran around today?' And all that.

“No! Get a luxury player on - it doesn't matter how much money he's on, get him in the team and he makes things happen.”





source: SportMob

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