Mesut Ozil remains an enigma for Unai Emery.
There’s no doubting his talent, as the German showcased in his early years in north London. But those moments of quality have become far too infrequent recently and it’s time for Arsenal to cut their losses on their top earner.
The polarizing 30-year-old still has his supporters, with club legend Ian Wright a firm defender of the playmaker, laying blame for his poor season squarely at Emery’s feet.
Lmao good luck getting him out of the club with the wages he’s on. I doubt even the Chinese clubs would touch him. Best bet is he’ll run his contract down and leave on a free
— Billy (@b1lly7h3k1dd) May 30, 2019
Fellow club legend Paul Merson has a very different viewpoint on the situation though and has persistently called the player’s work rate into question. Merson’s sentiment is often echoed from the stands, with many fans making their views clear and wanting rid of the former World Cup Winner.
JUSTICE REFUND: We will be refunding all first, last and anytime goalscorer markets on Mesut Ozil because he didn’t seem to make it to Baku at all tonight. pic.twitter.com/Z0JeRvLLQB
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 29, 2019
Some fans are saying THEY would rather sell Aubameyang and lacazette but keep Mesut Ozil are you dumb or braindead
— Lewi Lambert (@LewiLambert) June 1, 2019