I know there will be a glut of comments saying that everyone bashes Mesut Ozil but he is by far Arsenal’s best player, and he only gets criticized so much because of his massive wage packet, but surely even the biggest Ozil fan must agree that there is something fishy going on at the moment.
The last time the German played a full 90 minutes was against Liverpool a whole month ago. He was then ‘rested’ for the EUFA game against Sporting, and although he started against Wolves the following weekend he was taken off with 20 minutes to go (with Emery saying that he took him off to add more ‘aggressive attacking options’) and strangely enough we managed to get an equalizer without him.
Then he was left on the bench against Bournemouth, with many fans saying he was being saved for yesterday’s Tottenham game. He was then one of the playerss that were left at home when we travelled to Vorskla on Thursday. In yesterday’s programme there was an interview with Ozil when he spoke about the derby, and how much everyone, including his family, wanted to be at the game. He said: “Derbies are always special. You’ll have loads of friends and family wanting to come and watch it. As a player, you’re excited.
“It’s our job on the pitch to give everything to be successful, but as a player, these are the games you really get excited for. It’s always a tough game against Tottenham.
“They give everything against us, as we do against them. They have a good team, with good players, but the fans want us to be successful against them and we are determined to do that. If we do what the coach says, we can win today.”
But yesterday he wasn’t even with the squad for the massive North London Derby, and when Emery was asked about his absence he didn’t even know where Ozil was on the day, or even if he was at the game…
Read this strange exchange of what Emery replied to reporters when asked about our most highly-paid player……
— Alex Batt (@AlexBatt) December 2, 2018
Really? It’s Arsenal’s biggest game of the season, and you don’t even know whether a player you give 350,000 Pounds a week to is even at the game? Surely even an injured player would want to be at the game to cheer on his team-mates?
Does this not sound fishy to you?