Mesut Ozil has started the campaign in disappointing form for Arsenal, raising questions as to whether he deserves the lucrative contract he penned earlier this year.
The Gunners’ highest-earner has returned from a poor World Cup campaign with Germany along with plenty of baggage, after announcing his decision not to represent his nation again and earning backlash as a result.
Unai Emery has been careful with the former Real Madrid man this season and he was dropped for the victory over West Ham last month, then returning to face Cardiff City but being hauled off in the second half.
Arsenal return to action this weekend against Newcastle and we asked fans whether Ozil should be dropped again for the trip to St. James’ Park and a majority of 52% said that the number ten should not be in the starting XI.
48% of polled supporters expressed their belief that Ozil should retain his spot in the starting line-up and the narrow difference between the two results shows just how tough Emery’s selection problem is as he seeks a third consecutive Premier League victory.