Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is facing an uncertain future at the Emirates, according to BBC Sport reporter David Ornstein.
Manager Unai Emery has been forced to leave the German at home ahead of his side’s trip to face Liverpool due to a knee complaint.
The German was substituted off at half-time against Brighton and Hove Albion and will now miss the clash at Anfield.
Doubt cast over Ozil’s future at Arsenal
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— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) December 28, 2018
The 30-year-old’s future has been cast into real doubt as he struggles to fit Emery’s new philosophy at the Emirates.
The Spanish manager has instead preferred the likes of Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan over the German.
Aaron Ramsey has also been given the same treatment by Emery by being restricted to limited game time.
Ornstein claims that given the player’s age he is unlikely to change and Emery may now be forcing him out.
Ozil is keen to remain in North London, but with Emery not fancying him, the £350k-per-week man could be forced to find a new club.
Ozil out of Liverpool vs Arsenal due to injury
This was recorded at 6pm but we now know Mesut Ozil is out of Arsenal’s game at Liverpool tomorrow. He trained with the squad today but complained of pain in his knee and was withdrawn from the travelling party #AFC #LFC https://t.co/io95HjjIyl
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) December 28, 2018
Once again Ozil has been left out of the Gunners’ squad due to an injury complaint.
There have been suggestions the move is tactical, however, it is unlikely he would have been completely discarded from the squad.
Arsenal supporters unhappy to see Iwobi over Ozil
Emery setting himself up for another disaster class… Wenger had his favourites but at least they were our best players like Ozil, Ramsey and Xhaka. Emery’s favourites meanwhile seem to be Guendozi and Iwobi…
— Alex Pemberton (@Alex_afc3) December 28, 2018
Emery should be very clear with what he intends to do with Ozil.he should come out and tell the world Ozil doesn’t fit his style& the club needs to sell him.This can’t go on. It will get messy and divide the fan base.Nobody will buy that Iwobi &Micki are better players than him
— Kunow Abdullahi (@Wajirstweep) December 28, 2018
— MT (@mihirt25) December 28, 2018
It don’t make sense that we have Mhkitarian, Iwobi and Elneny at this club but Emery’s forcing out Ozil and Ramsey, weird flex.
— D 🦋 (@ItsNotDavidd) December 28, 2018
Ozil missing again! If he’s injured he’s injured.. but if Emery doesn’t rate him, then why all the secrecy? I don’t get it? He’s bold enough to drop Ramsey who is just as high profile, so why all the nonsense about Ozil? Surely can’t think Iwobi is more important to the team
— Arsenal Analysis (@4kanalysis) December 28, 2018
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