Mesut Ozil left out of Arsenal squad for Sheffield United clash as Unai Emery continues to freeze out midfielder who has made just ONE Premier League appearance this season
- Mesut Ozil has now been left out of Arsenal’s last four matchday squads
- Emery revealed earlier this week that Ozil had trained well in build-up to game
- Despite his plight, Ozil has also insisted he won’t leave the club in January
Mesut Ozil has been left out of Arsenal’s matchday squad for their clash with Sheffield United on Monday night as his Gunners misery continues.
Ozil has made just one Premier League appearance this term and has been absent from Arsenal’s last four matchday squads.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery previously said that other players had deserved to play ahead of him but revealed this week that Ozil had trained well ahead of the game.
Mesut Ozil has been left out of Arsenal’s squad for their clash with Sheffield United
Earlier this week, Arsenal boss Unai Emery said Ozil had trained well in build up to the game
Emery previously said that other players deserved to play ahead of Ozil after overlooking him
‘I am really happy with the players,’ Emery said this week. The last two, three, four weeks, every player – and Mesut Ozil – is working very well.
‘This is why we can be positive and we can think we are going to do something important this year.’
Ozil started Arsenal’s 2-2 draw at Watford last month but was substituted on 71 minutes before he captained the side in the 5-0 Carabao Cup win over Nottingham Forest.
Mesut Ozil 2019/20
Premier League appearances: 1
Since then, the 31-year-old has been left out of Emery’s squad for the clashes against Manchester United, Standard Liege and Bournemouth.
Ozil recently broke his silence to discuss his turbulent start to the campaign and said he is unfairly blamed whenever the Gunners don’t perform.
‘If we don’t do well in a big game, it’s always my fault. If that’s true, how do you explain our results in the big games when I wasn’t involved? There’s no real difference,’ he told The Athletic.
‘I know people expect me to offer more, dictate play and make the difference. I do, too, but it’s not straightforward.
‘I’m not the only player in the team and, don’t forget, some of our opponents are simply better than us.’
However, despite his lack of football, Ozil also added that he won’t seek a move away from the club in the January transfer window.
‘You can go through difficult times like this, but that is no reason to run away and I’m not going to,’ he said. ‘I’m here until at least 2021.’