Maybe Arsenal should think about getting a flu jab for our German international star next season, if he decides to sign a new contract and stay in north London that is, because Mesut Ozil is out of action for the trip to face Liverpool in the Premier League today and it is not the first time that the attacking midfielder has been unavailable due to illness.
However, with Metro reporting that the German has failed to shake off his latest dose of flu and will not be in the squad today, the question is who should replace him for Arsenal in that crucial number 10 role?
I would not mind seeing Arsene Wenger put Alexis Sanchez in there to be honest, as we have both Welbeck and Giroud available and could play Danny out wide if necessary. We also have Walcott to play on the right and Lucas Perez for the other side if that is the way the boss wants to go.
If not the Chilean then the Gunners have two clear options in the two Alex’s, Iwobi and Oxlade-Chamberlain and in that case I would prefer the Ox to get a go as he is more direct and dynamic with more pace to hurt Liverpool on the counter. He also offers more on the defensive side of things in my opinion.
Iwobi, on the other hand, is more of an Ozil type of player so if Wenger wants to keep the same sort of system and style of play we are used to then he might prefer the youngster. What would you do?