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Owen Hargreaves calls on Arsenal to be open with the club’s supporters over Mesut Ozil situation

first_img Comment Arsenal fans are calling for Ozil to be reintegrated into the squad (Picture: Getty)‘Tonight is not the day to speak about that,’ he said. ‘He’s not in the squad. That is the decision tonight. Now we are going to work towards Sunday.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhile Ozil hasn’t always been universally popular amongst Arsenal supporters, the team has struggled to create too many chances of late leading to calls for him to be given an opportunity.Speaking on BT Sport, Hargreaves said: ‘They only had one shot on target against Sheffield United. You know you’re going to dominate possession, you could play Mesut, couldn’t you?‘You can play him in the hole and let him pick the killer pass. In certain games, you can play him. He obviously doesn’t trust him or fancy him for whatever reason.‘But Mesut in a team that functions when the balance is good is one of the best creators in the Premier League.‘They need to be more open with what the issue is.’On the eve of Arsenal’s Europa League encounter with Vitoria, Ozil posted a cryptic message on social media which read ‘You make me laugh…’ alongside a picture of him in training and many interpreted it as a dig at his manager.You make me laugh… pic.twitter.com/DohUXm3oSH— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) October 23, 2019 Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 26 Oct 2019 3:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShares Mesut Ozil has been frozen out by Unai Emery this season (Picture: Getty)Owen Hargreaves believes that Arsenal should be more transparent over the continued omission of Mesut Ozil from Unai Emery’s starting line-up.The 31-year-old has featured just twice for the Gunners this season and hasn’t played in a Premier League game since the 2-2 draw against Watford in September.Despite criticism mounting over his refusal to involve the World Cup winner, Emery issued a blunt response when asked why he wasn’t involved against Vitoria in the Europa League on Thursday night. Owen Hargreaves calls on Arsenal to be open with the club’s supporters over Mesut Ozil situationcenter_img Ozil was also in and out of the Arsenal team during Emery’s debut season in charge but he has seemingly been completely ostracised this term after failing to make a single appearance in any of the club’s last five fixtures.According to reports, Emery’s treatment of Ozil is said to have ‘perplexed’ the German playmaker but he believes he can outlast his manager at Arsenal considering the scrutiny on him over the club’s inconsistent start to the season.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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