Arsenal must handle the Mesut Ozil situation with great care.
Arsenal is doing fine at this moment, they sit third in Premier League and easing through the Europa League. The last thing they need right now is a huge distraction.
The Ozil situation could easily destabilise the club, we have seen it numerous times before, in fact, it is happening at Tottenham right now.
When you get a huge influence unhappy in the dressing room the risks are significant. The last thing Arsenal needs is the German’s unhappiness feeding through to the other players.
All big clubs at some point get into this sort of situation and if they are lucky it dies a death if the player in question is unpopular, Gareth Bale springs to mind at Real Madrid. But if the player is popular then the club has to move fast before the discontent starts to spread.
I do not think for one minute that Ozil will do anything unprofessional but there is no way that his teammates are not aware of what is going on.
Ozil is close to a number of plays, you just know they speak and moan to each other. In fact, when Kieran Tierney starts regular can you imagine the conversation between Kolasinac and Ozil.
If Arsenal handles the 30-year-old right then it will all be good, if they do not, then it could become messy and affect the rest of the team.
This is the time that man-management is crucial. Get it wrong and it can be disastrous.