Poll: Should Arsenal reinstate Mesut Ozil in January or not?

We have had more than enough discussions on the sublect, so let’s just vote a simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, shall we?

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Should Arteta reinstate Mesut Ozil in January?

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  1. Only way it would work out well was if he was to play badly upon his return. If he comes back with avegance it will make the club look foolish and he could join a rival for free in the summer. Bringing Ozil back isnt going to solve the 3 main issues we have. The lack of creativity on the flanks, poor base of the midfield that contribute no goals and a goal keeper that cant command his area.

  2. With Ozil is just a waste of time. Maitland-Niles and Gouendouzi are the real contenders for reinstatement

    1. No thanks. Ozil cannot be compared with some of the bunch playing in some seemingly successful team in the EPL. We still need him. Our coach just has to learn to work with him

  3. Nice decision. If the results will not be manipulated then it is a good idea. We shall see the J.A readers view of Ozil.

    I believe all Arsenal fans have no problem with him returning to the first team, but he has to show, character and heart on the field.

    We all want what is best for our beloved club. For me the young lads like Smith-Rowe, Saka can fill the Attacking midfield perfectly. So he is not desperately needed.

  4. Groom smith-rowe&willock by giving them more playing time&they can easily create&score goals for us…ozil should be history

  5. Ozil is a brilliant player, should never have been left on the bench, what a waste,
    Arsene Wenger must be furious

  6. Most definitely we have showed in the
    last few games in the Premier league that we can’t afford not to have Mesut in the team, even though his wages are a bit way out, this is why Auba & Laca are both not getting the service, okay Willian has improved but he’s not in the same quality as Mesut.

  7. I would like Ozil to be reinserted but if Iam told to advice him on it, I would tell him not to do it because the moment is on the field everyone would blame him for Arteta‘ failure. Besides he Arteta won’t set up the team to play to his strength just is doing to most of his players. In our last EL match AMN was fielded as a midfielder I 4-4-2 formation but he spent all the entire firsthalf playing as fullbacks.

  8. No need to include players who have no future at Asenal and he was mostly a passenger in his Arsenal career. Besides, Arteta doesn’t seem to want to use a fancy CAM in 4-2-3-1 anymore, since he used taller/ stronger CAM like Willock and Lacazette

    We don’t need another central midfielder who can only make merry-go-round passes. We need better attackers who are excellent in one-on-one situations

  9. For now I’ll say Yes. He is the main creative mid-fielder in the current Arsenal squad and Arsenal lacks creativity in the mid-field presently.

  10. I don’t even understand the reason for this pride and arrogance in the first place. You are throwing away players you know you can’t replace immediately, the Same thing happened to EMI Martinez. This guy is still needed period.

  11. For me Arteta is not the problem of the club neither players because in any team if there is no unity among players it can cause many things the owner of the club is the problem of the club l mean stan kroenke the man dont want to spend big l expected him to sealed the deal of partey and Aourer together in the last summer transfer window because the guy is a real creativite mildfieder

    1. Sue: I hope Guendouzi comes back more mature and more serious about his career. He is slow a foot just like Xhaka but his mind is a lot quicker and he is a fighter like Ramsey, Cockelin and Wilshere. We need those type of players. Regardless, he is definitely an EPL material if he finds the right coach to handle him.

      1. Guendouzi has drive and passion which most of the current Arsenal team lacks. While there is room for improvement in his play, I simply can’t forget how he willed the team to victory against Villa last season. Hertha wanted Xhaka for 35M but was persuaded by Arteta to stay. Enough said.

  12. It’s common sense to know one player can’t make all the difference, what if Ozil gets injured on his return, what next?

    Our players only need to show character and have a few teenagers added to the team both as subs and starters(Willock, Balogun, Smith-Rowe, maitland-niles)

  13. I voted yes but have reservations. He would be a great help to transition the team and ESR into the 4-3-3 system via 4-2-3-1. We have a bunch of fixtures coming next year. He at the very least could be used in cups and EL.

  14. I know Ozil has only until the end of this season to round off his contract with Arsenal. But I won’t be surprised if Ozil outlives Arteta at Arsenal if he continues to ignore him. He needs to look no further than Unai Emery to advise himself.

  15. One observation: Some people here always tell us that the majority of Arsenal fans don’t want anything to do with Ozil the lazy guy in our team. However this simple vote statistic shows that it is a big LIE. Wow!

        1. Nice one, Gily!! I’m not saying it’ll happen, but nobody can argue with those numbers up there! A lot of gooners want him back….

      1. Well, justarsenal poll has only shown where the MAJORITY on this platform are leaning. Perhaps you can help us find out on other platforms where Arsenal fans are found who are the majority when it comes to the Ozil debate.

      2. Dboy, up and until this poll, that’s EXACTLY what we were being told….in fact the “vast majority” was the theme of the song from those fans who wanted him out – let’s not move the goalposts ONCE AGAIN, when it isn’t going the way the noisy minority always said it would be.

        As it was always claimed other sites followed the pattern of JustArsenal regarding Ozil, it does seem that there is a case to be answered by the MO out brigade…who were actually asking for the pool anyway!!!

        But let’s wait until AdminPat declares the poll over – we might see Trump like tactics being employed in order to say the vote was rigged and as Pat is the Supreme Court in this regard, best everyone waits till he calls it over!!!

        1. @Ken1945
          These polls are meaningless. On 10th June 2019, the vast majority voted for Reiss Nelson to replace Ozil. In the subsequent 19/20 season, Ozil made 18 PL apps registering only 1 goal and 1 assist. Despite these shameful statistics, the vast majority incredibly now want Ozil back in the squad. I believe emotion rather than logic prevails when evaluating Ozil’s capabilities and what quality of player he actually is today.

          1. Apart from partey, ozil offers something none of our midfielders have… Yes he is past his best.. But a poor ozil is better than ceballos, Nelson and willock

          2. @Simon
            Yes, Ozil might be slightly better than the midfielders currently in the squad, but at what cost? Mans can’t defend. If Emery, Germany National team and Arteta all think he should be out of the team maybe that’s where he belongs.

          3. And yet QD, you remember THAT poll quite clearly and quote the result to the letter!!!
            It must have resonated somewhere for you to use it now 🤔😂

    1. Exactly right @Gily- it makes that self-proclaimed GOAT Foxy look a bit of an idiot don’t you think? Giving it his big large that a handful of fanboys wanted him, he would never wear the shirt again blah blah blah.

  16. Great original article by Dan Smith. I voted yes but I am sure it won’t happen. Even if Arteta wants it SK will veto, almost certainly forthe political/economic reasons.
    Ive seen some lame arguments stated for a “no” vote here! What if he gets injured? Any player can get injured. We need players for the future? This Arsenal approach has been criticised externally for a while – we need for NOW, and we arent buying him, hes here already. There’s plenty of foreign deadwood we could replace in the squad. Past his best? Agreed, but we have tried everyone else, what’s to lose…
    True he wont get many games in. True, unlike Wenger, Arteta doesnt like to carry luxury ie lazy players in his team.
    My opinion is not based on like or dislike of any indivual. I only care about how this club can arrest the downward spiral, and I say its worth a try.

    1. Great point. What do we havevto lose. Give him a go and if it does not work out we know for sure he has to go.

  17. Once we get rid of all the negative players like Ozil, Sokratis, Mustafi etc. Arsenal will be back again. We need a ruthless manager. #playerpower must go!

    I will support the manager. We have not given any manager after Wenger a decent chance. It took Klopp a couple of years to get Liverpool to where they are today.

    1. 🤣🤣. One of the players you mention have figured in epl and we are Toto g with relegation … try again !!

  18. Will be happy to see the back of him, playing 0 games in an AFC jersey in 20-21,
    and not another F’n article on this site about this guy EVER again.

  19. I voted capital NO! This is because I’ve noticed Ozil has ate his cake at Arsenal already and can’t have it anymore to get the chance to be registered in January by Arsenal to once again ply his football playing trade for the club.

    Have us Gooners seen some who has eaten his cake and have it again to eat it? For me, I am yet to one person who ate his cake but have it to eat it again.

    Arsenal dissenters: Ozil, Sokratis and Guendouzi are no longer needed at Arsenal even if they are ready to play Jupiter football for the club to make a top-four place finish and win the Europa League Cup this season that will double qualified Arsenal for the UCL football next season.

    But still, Arsenal don’t want these trio players to be at the club this soon coming next January window. Have these three players not read the handwriting on the wall at AFC? If they’ve read it but can’t understand it. I advice them to find an interpreter, a Daniel to interpret the handwriting to them.

  20. I voted capital NO! This is because I’ve noticed Ozil has ate his cake at Arsenal already and can’t have it anymore to get the chance to be registered in January by Arsenal to once again ply his football playing trade for the club.

    Have us Gooners seen someone before who has eaten his cake and have it again to eat it? For me, I am yet to one person who ate his cake but have it to eat it again.

    Arsenal dissenters: Ozil, Sokratis and Guendouzi are no longer needed at Arsenal even if they are ready to play Jupiter football for the club to make a top-four place finish and win the Europa League Cup this season that will double qualified Arsenal for the UCL football next season.

    But still, Arsenal don’t want these trio players to be at the club this soon coming next January window. Have these three players not read the handwriting on the wall at AFC? If they’ve read it but can’t understand it. I advice them to find an interpreter, a Daniel to interpret the handwriting to them.

  21. Please make a poll should Willian be dropped out or not? I think 98% will vote YES. These 2% maybe his relatives including Arteta himself 😆😆

  22. Yes, on the basis that we don’t have any players fit to tie his shoe laces in terms of that beautiful word CREATIVITY. Realistically it ain’t going to happen because Arteta has no game plan to fit Ozil in as well as the obvious personality issues. Arteta will take five Xhakas and dozen Elanys any day of the week.

  23. Hehe. About a year and a half ago, another poll was ran on this site:

    What should Arsenal do with Reiss Nelson?

    Play him in Mesut Ozil position (48%, 291 Votes)
    Select him as Aaron Ramsey replacement (36%, 222 Votes)
    Loan him out again (12%, 71 Votes)
    Sell him (4%, 27 Votes)
    Total Voters: 611

    I really wonder what Ozil has done between June 2019 till Dec 2020 to make you flip flops jump on the Ozil-in bandwagon.

    1. Probably been watching the sterile, defensive, no creativity, boring, relegation kind of football we have witnessed since the club decided to freeze Ozil out QD.

  24. Yes. Provided we have a gameplan for him. Otherwise he is just another punching bag to pound on for our results, like Pepe, Auba, MA, Laca etc.
    Nice participating in a poll. Makes me feel important lol. Thanks admin!

  25. Don’t bring him back. He is a deadbeat. Has had 8 years to prove himself and has failed for the vast majority of the time. Overrated, overhyped, overpaid and over pampered, Poor mentality and poor attitude.
    His fans crowd will always stand behind him no matter what. We know them. Whenever anything is not going well for the team they always blame everyone else but Ozil. And when ozil is not included in the team they will then delude themselves that it’s him that is the reason the team is not doing well. But then when brought back and consistently performs even worse than his teammates the blame is always pointed else where. We went through this with Emery. Same old, dropped, his fan crowd screamed and cried for their cult hero to be brought back. He was brought back and was poor as ever. Did not affect or change the team for the good whatsoever.

    Please Arteta, don’t give into the “Ozil religion cult”. They don’t care about anything else other than lobbying and worshipping Ozil.

    Just a few months before we can indefinitely get rid of him from our club. He and his cult followers are a big distraction season after seson. Hang in there. June / 2021 is not too far away.

    Concentrate on the team and yourself because you are the one that have a 90% chance of being here at the start of next season 2021/22 . Not a 32 year old washed up deadbeat.

    Hang in there and concentrate on making the player that have a future here better.

  26. As much as we like to slate Willian, doesn’t he have more assist that Ozil did the whole of last season?

    Did our strikers change?

    Ozil in … to do what exactly?

  27. Arsenal will become much better all round when ozil is gone&by the way,how was the counting of the poll done?

  28. Yes.

    4231 vs. good teams
    3412 vs. bottom half

    Use Ozil in both situations. DO NOT ASK HIM TO DEFEND. Creating and defending are zero sum tasks. Just trying to get goals should be more than enough to keep the other team honest.

    Ozil should have Partey and Elneny behind him. Partey will enjoy this as much as Elneny. However, I can see Partey and AMN too.

    Auba Martinelli Pepe should be getting us goals with Ozil’s service.

    1. The best way to defend is to attack.

      Besides MA’s credibility is out the window. Supposedly he benched Ozil for better defenders yet we loose match after match because we can’t defend nor score.

      He said: I tried to help Ozil but I couldn’t. What a joke from a rookie coach speaking like a know it all. No humility and no flexibility.

      No one on Arsenal’s offense even comes close to Ozil even when he is sleepy on the pitch.

      Even Guendouzi and Terrera are better than what he kept on the roster.

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