Owen Hargreaves ask for more transparency from Arsenal over Mesut Ozil treatment.
Former England midfielder, Owen Hargreaves believes Arsenal need to be more transparent with their fans over the situation of Mesut Ozil at the club.
Ozil has been ostracized this term after starting just two games for the club. He has also not started the last five games and couldn’t even make the last two squads.
Arsenal has struggled for creativity in his absence and Owen Hargreaves believes there could be more to his absence than meets the eye.
Unai Emery was asked about the German’s continued absence in the matchday squads and refused to discuss the subject.
Ozil also believes that he would outlast Emery and has decided against seeking a temporary move away from the Emirates.
The club’s fans are divided in their opinion of who is right between Ozil and Emery. Hargreaves believes they deserve to be in the know about why the German is not starting games despite being their highest earner.
Arsenal’s one shot on target against Sheffield United would have been better with Ozil in the team according to Hargreaves.
Speaking on BT Sport, Hargreaves said: ‘They only had one shot on target against Sheffield United. You know you’re going to dominate possession, you could play Mesut, couldn’t you?
‘You can play him in the hole and let him pick the killer pass. In certain games, you can play him. He obviously doesn’t trust him or fancy him for whatever reason.
‘But Mesut in a team that functions when the balance is good is one of the best creators in the Premier League.
‘They need to be more open with what the issue is.’