Mesut Ozil produced one of those performances against Atletico Madrid that reminds everybody just how talented the German World Cup winner is and how important he’s become for this Arsenal side, even if he sometimes struggles to make that impact consistently.
Following on from the 1-1 draw on Thursday night, the Gunners will travel to Spain for the second leg of their Europa League semi-final next week. But in between is the not so small matter of a trip to Old Trafford to take on old foes Manchester United.
Arsene Wenger will want a positive result in this game – it could be the last time he ever faces United, and the last time he squares up against bitter rival Jose Mourinho – but it’s also a question of priorities.
So, should the attacking midfielder – who Transfermarkt value at £45million – be dropped this Sunday to ensure he’s fresh and fit for a clash with Atletico that will go a long way to defining Arsenal’s season? Let us know by voting below…