Ray Parlour leads calls for Mesut Ozil return against Liverpool.
Mesut Ozil has enjoyed significant support since being sidelined by Unai Emery with calls growing for his return to action.
The German has struggled to impress Emery who has decided it was better for him to be out of the squad. However, it is a decision that has created a division among the fans and pundits alike.
A large section of the fans have been calling on him to return as the team struggles for creativity.
The latest former player to call on Emery to bring back Ozil is Ray Parlour. The former Gunner believes the team is lacking creativity and the playmaker could be the creative force that they need.
Parlour is urging Emery to bring him back for this evenings game against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup at Anfield.
Ozil still has a lot to offer
Speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate, Parlour said: ‘I think the fans are little mystified on why he has been left out.
‘I don’t know the real reasons because we don’t see him in training, we don’t see his attitude.
‘For me, when I was left out, I made sure I worked really hard in the next week to try and get back into the side.
‘Whether he has gone there and he’s taken it easy but the fans were singing his name against Crystal Palace.
‘He’s still got lots to offer, he’s a quality player and I think creativity in the midfield area is lacking a bit from Arsenal’s point of view.’
Emery claimed earlier in the week that he had a good conversation with the German. This is good news for the midfielder’s fans who will be hoping that results in him starting the Liverpool game.
If he does start it would go a long way to show how ready he is to return to the team for Premier League games.
That said, Ozil never produced the goods on a consistent basis before he was dropped. Yet, for some weird reason, there has been a massive outbreak of amnesia. Ozil wasn’t good enough before and I am not sure why he would be a different player now.