There has been an interesting development in the Emery/Ozil situation, with the latest news coming from the Arsenal supremo Raul Sanllehi who says that there is no rift between the German midfielder and our coach, but that Mesut Ozil is simply not performing as hard in training as the players that Emery is picking in front of him. Basically he is saying that Ozil needs to try harder to show his worth.
Sanllehi was quoted as saying in the Express: “Unai has had many good players in other teams also, and he has always followed the same policy,”
“That is to try not to make any distinctions, play the ones who work hard in training and reward the effort with playing time.
“There is nothing against Mesut on the contrary and I hope we get to see him much more in the next games because his qualities are without question.
“But he needs to contribute 24/7 and that’s what Unai expects from him.
“It’s not that he’s not working so well, but there are others who are deserving more playing time, but Unai can’t treat him differently than any other player.
“You may have read that Unai has put a barrier up, but nothing at all like this has happened.”
So what are supposed to make of that? He says there are no personal problems between the manager and Mesut Ozil, but he is not performing in training in the way that he is capable of, or else the German would be playing every week …
Does that sound like the truth?