One British journalist has suggested that Arsenal should ‘cut their losses’ with Mesut Ozil if the superstar continues to be left out of the team.
Ozil has fallen out of favour since Unai Emery took charge of Arsenal last summer. The playmaker has made just two appearances across all competitions for the Gunners so far this season.
The 31-year-old was left out of Arsenal’s squad that drew 2-2 with Crystal Palace on the weekend.
BBC Sport understand that the World Cup winner is Arsenal’s highest-earner with a staggering wage of £350,000-a-week.
Given the superstar’s lack of playing time with the north London outfit, Burt suggested that Arsenal have to resolve the situation immediately by either ‘cutting their losses’ with the midfielder with a sale or ‘loaning him out’.
Check out what Burt had to say on Ozil’s situation below:
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Arsenal’s decision to hand the attacking midfielder a new contract has come back to bite them. Ozil’s huge wages will make a sale and even a loan very hard to negotiate.
The club’s hierarchy either need to step in and tell Emery to give the star a chance or work tirelessly to get the former Real Madrid ace off the books.
Ozil is simply on far too big a wage to not be playing, this money could be better spent elsewhere in the squad – rather than wasting away on the bench and in the shadows.