Arsenal boss not ready to discuss Mesut Ozil with the media.
Mesut Ozil is not one of Unai Emery’s favourite topics. The Spaniard expressed that once again when asked about the continued absence of the German from the Gunners’ squad after their win over Vitoria Guimaraes on Thursday.
Ozil has started just one league game this season and hasn’t made the squad in most of the club’s games.
Arsenal have struggled for creativity in the playmaker’s absence yet Emery believes it is in the best interest of the team to keep him out of the squad.
When asked about Ozil, Emery said: “Tonight is not the day to speak about that. He’s not in the squad. That is the decision tonight. Now we are going to work towards Sunday.”
Instead, the Spaniard decided to heap praise on his team’s hero, Nicolas Pepe after the Ivorian netted twice off the bench.
Ozil appears to be surplus to requirements at the Emirates, yet he is currently the club’s highest earner. Arsenal are reportedly looking to move him on in the next transfer window, but Ozil has made it clear that he is not looking to go anywhere until the end of his current deal.
Manchester United have been urged by their former player Paul Scholes to make a move for Ozil and that may yet be the route out for both the player and Arsenal.