Arsenal manager Unai Emery has clarified why he has left Mesut Ozil back in London while the rest of the squad travels to Germany to face Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League.
According to the Spaniard, it is because he is resting the German playmaker ahead of the Premier League clash against Aston Villa on Sunday.
Click play on the video within this tweet to hear Emery’s explanation
Mesut Ozil has been left out of Arsenal's #UEL squad for Thursday ?
Why? ? pic.twitter.com/vpSvBkXXYU
— Goal (@goal) September 18, 2019
Ozil has played just 71 minutes this season so it is a little difficult to understand the reasoning from Emery and the Arsenal fans on social media are far from impressed.
Ozil gets exhausted deciding what to do with his wages every pay day.
— , (@JGunners49) September 18, 2019
Still asking myself, like WTF is wrong with Emery….a player that's rested a whole month still needs rest wow
— Da_vushii (@d_vushii) September 18, 2019
@Daltsx ozil taking a break from his rest
— Jordon (@Jord_Holly) September 18, 2019
Seriously? No ozil? Emery should go back to Spain
— Tobyy (@CaptainGXhaka) September 18, 2019
— Sack Unai Emery. (@Ayoolalekan_Kos) September 18, 2019
I have to say that I am a bit lost for words myself, there has to be more to this than what we have been told. Maybe he is not fully fit but then surely more game time would help, maybe it is because of his family but then why not say that? This is really confusing I have to admit.