There has been umpteen million theories about why Mesut Ozil has been frozen out at Arsenal this season, and it was widely assumed that he was either not quite fit or maybe injured. Those theories were put to rest after he was played in the matches against Watford and Nottingham Forest, but once again he was left completely out of the squad for the big game up at Old Trafford on Monday.
Unai Emery was very glib about his absence, simply saying that the coach picks the team and Ozil did not make it. That, to me, is the clearest sign yet that Ozil has no future left at Arsenal.
Here is the clip from SkySports where he was asked if Ozil was injured or not…
No Mesut Ozil in the squad for Arsenal tonight! ❌
Unai Emery was giving nothing away to @GeoffShreeves, though…🤐
— Sky Sports MNF (@SkySportsMNF) September 30, 2019
Even Ray Parlour seems certain that this must be the last straw for the German, as quoted in the Mirror, and that Ozil must surely be trying to find a new club in January.
We know that Ozil is still supported in his battle with Emery, but it would appear that the coach has little interest in backing down and will only select him for the smaller games, if any.
Do you agree that this could be the end of the line for Ozil, or will he be happy to just play an occasional game?