Ozil must start the next 2 games by Dan Smith
Many Gooners believe Unai Emery should be given 4 or 5 transfer windows until he is judged, but there is no point ignoring mistakes just because it’s morally correct to give him time. It’s not his fault his employers lack ambition but when we lack any creativity, then that is his responsibility.
We have lost 6 out of our last 12 games, the same time in which we are told Ozil is not being picked for ‘tactical reasons’. I don’t think there is anything more to it, as the few times he selects the German, he makes him captain. Our record in the last couple of months gives us the right to question the decision and wonder why the same mistakes keep being made. It’s not like we are being defeated while wasting loads of chances, yet the Spaniard insists that Iwobi is a better option then a World Cup winner.
Last weekend, in a second half where we didn’t register a single shot, a man who has created more goals in Europe since he joined us, didn’t even get off the bench. Ramsey and Suarez were also not picked at the expense of a back 5 and 2 DMs. I’m sorry, I don’t care how long you have been boss, we are entitled to point out errors in judgement.
If picking on form, Iwobi has had enough chances to prove he has quality in the final third. Our next 2 fixtures could determine the course of our campaign. In both we are massive favourites where the biggest obstacle is our own attitude, if we are professional, we should be victorious. At Huddersfield and then in Borisov we most likely will have most possession while the opposition park the bus. Surely these are the games to put your faith in Ozil?
We don’t need to over complicate matters. We don’t need 5 at the back or 3 DMs. Play your best attacking talents like Arsenal FC have always done. If he sticks with Iwobi and we don’t win our next 2 encounters, we have a right to criticise.