Mesut Ozil has once again been left out of the Arsenal squad by Unai Emery, with the Gunners boss omitting him from the side for the third week in a row.
Upon announcing his team for Sunday’s Emirates clash with Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth, Emery once again did not find room for Ozil.
The words of the manager regarding Ozil’s place have become more and more damning in recent weeks.
Mesut Ozil has once again been left out of the Arsenal match-day squad by Unai Emery
Emery appears to have passed the point of making excuses for leaving the former Real Madrid man out of his side, and now speaks more candidly regarding his omissions.
The 30-year-old has had a difficult relationship with Emery since the head coach’s appointment last summer and the Spaniard’s claims that he did not deserve a place in his team on Thursday night’s Europa League clash was the latest suggestion Ozil could be moved on sooner rather than later.
Unai Emery (R) has previously insisted Ozil doesn’t deserve a place in Arsenal’s starting XI
‘I am thinking every time to decide the best players for each match and the best players in the squad to play and to help us,’ Emery replied when asked about Ozil’s omission.
‘When I decided he shouldn’t be in the squad it’s because I think other players deserved it more.’
Now the World Cup winner has been left out again, not trusted to even take a place on the substitute’s bench against the 10th placed Cherries.
Arsenal are hoping to loan out their £350,000-a-week top earner in January, but will require any interested parties to foot a large percentage of the wages.
Arsenal are hoping to loan out their £350,000-a-week top earner in January transfer window