I may be reading a bit too much into the comments this week from the former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour and our current star Alexis Sanchez, but if I was Mesut Ozil I would be wondering just what I had done to deserve what seems to me like a lack of appreciation of the German international’s recent form and contribution to the cause.
You have probably already heard the statement to Arsenal Player from the Chile international striker whose two goals at the weekend sealed our progress into the FA cup final. He praised the quality at the club but made a special mention of Santi Cazorla. Fair enough I suppose as the Spaniard is pretty special but it was Ozil that provided the assist for both his goals against Reading. Maybe there is still a bit of Barcelona v Real Madrid rivalry going on there.
Then you have Ray Parlour giving his take on the crucial Premier League clash with Chelsea coming up this weekend, reported by Sky Sports, and our former star wants Arsene Wenger to play Alexis and Welbeck in the wide forward roles against Jose Mourinho’s side. He wants Ramsey to play deep with Coquelin so that would leave Wenger with the choice of Cazorla or Ozil for the CAM role and in that case it would be the German most likely to miss out.
Am I reading too much into their comments and do you think Arsenal should start with Ozil or not?