Short memories afflicting some Arsenal fans over Mesut Ozil.
When Mesut Ozil was playing more regular he was derided and criticised on a consistent basis. Many were questioning why the former German international was being selected and the general opinion was he should be dropped.
The reasoning was simple, Ozil doesn’t do enough, he rarely creates and when the ball was lost, so was he. His attitude stunk and that was never better expressed than when he was subbed in the Europa League final.
In fact, when it was possible that Ozil would be sold in the summer, for the most part, fans were ecstatic.
When Ozil did play for Arsenal the results were no better and they were not for a while.
Fast forward to now and all of a sudden that is all forgotten and Ozil should be back in the squad.
Listening to some fans, Ozil is a messiah, Arsenal would not have lost to Sheff Utd if Ozil played. It is conveniently forgotten how poor Ozil has been for a very long time.
Emery right to freeze out Ozil
Unai Emery is absolutely correct in freezing out Ozil, he has been stealing a living off the back of Arsenal fans for too long. He is simply not good enough anymore and has not been for a few years now.
Obviously, his supporters will take exception to this article. I have no issue with that, however, I refuse to be fooled by the playmaker. He is not fit for purpose, he is not Arsenal quality and my memory works just fine.
It is noticeable how Ozil has all of a sudden become world-class by not playing, a phenomenon that I cannot recall happening anywhere else.
Those calling for the 32-year-old to be given a chance should remember how many chances he has already been handed. Arsenal is far bigger than Ozil and the fans should remember that. Such a shame some do not.