Mesut Ozil Arsenal future in doubt after being dropped from squad against Bournemouth.
On the face of it, you would have to say that it is all over for Mesut Ozil at Arsenal but it is not as simple as that.
The German playmaker has clearly fallen out of favour with Unai Emery. It is now hard to see a road back for the 30-year-old. However, Arsenal is still in four competitions and so there will be opportunities for Ozil if he is prepared to take them.
It looks like Emery has lost trust in Ozil and does not feel he can rely on him when the ball is lost. There is one simple solution, Ozil has to start to play the way the Spaniard demands if he wants a way back.
It is hard to see Ozil leaving in January, who can afford his wage? There was not a long line-up for his services in the summer was there?
The chances are that Ozil will remain at Arsenal at least until the summer and most probably for longer. It is madness to allow a player of his capabilities to just rot away in the reserves. That is why there is still a chance of reconciliation between the former German international and Emery.
There is no short term solution here. Ozil will have to knuckle down, Emery will not change and it is up to the player to adapt.
So, in answer to the question posed, no. I do not think we have seen the last of Ozil in an Arsenal shirt. But Ozil will have to do all the running if he wants to get back in the managers good books.