In Arsenal’s last Premier League outing against Bournemouth, Unai Emery opted not to include Mesut Ozil from the start, or at any point, with the German not even amongst the substitutes who warmed up.
The former PSG and Sevilla boss later revealed that he left the 30-year-old playmaker out due to the type of game that he expected from the Cherries, saying, “We thought how we can be better in the match today which is very demanding with the physicality and the intensity.”
Intriguingly, Eddie Howe’s side are by no means the most rugged side in the league, which suggests that the Spaniard’s comments were merely a cover-up for a deeper, underlying issue between the pair.
Ozil has already been left out of the matchday squad for the game against West Ham earlier in the season due to ‘illness’, but was seen amongst his teammates prior to kick-off.
In light of all of this, we asked Arsenal fans if they think the former Real Madrid man has a future at the Emirates under Emery.
Interestingly, 58% of the north London outfit’s fans who were polled felt that their number 10 has no place at the club whilst the 47-year-old is in charge, as shown by the results below…