Mesut Ozil still got class despite Arsenal going down to Liverpool
October 31, 2019
making his first appearance since September and only his third start of the
season, lit up the Carabao Cup fourth-round tie with a timely reminder of the
scintillating attacking flair he possesses
not Ozil’s biggest fan but you cannot tell me he is not good enough to get into
this Arsenal team, this isn’t a great Arsenal team. The criticism with Ozil is whether
he can take Arsenal to the Premier League title or the Champions League, but at
the moment they are trying to get into the top four so he has to be in their
team or best XI.
German had a hand in three Gunners goals, including an instinctive drag-back
for Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ effort early in the second half, before being
substituted on 65 minutes to a chorus of boos from the travelling Arsenal
contingent, who were displeased with Unai Emery’s decision.
would go on to surrender a lead for the third time in Ozil’s absence as Divock
Origi’s 94th-minute equaliser confirmed a thrilling 5-5 draw before the Premier
League leaders prevailed into the quarter-finals 5-4 on penalties.
Ongoing Ozil omission strange
“No one is doing anything consistent for Arsenal at the
moment, not just Ozil. Arsenal are in a position where so many players are not
at the top of their game that they almost have to put up with what Ozil doesn’t
“Forget about playing him in the big games, play him against the likes of Crystal Palace, who they let a two-goal lead slip against on Sunday, and see out games. If you look at the front three, I am sure they would love to have Ozil feeding them.
” Ozil’s withdrawal shortly after the hour at Anfield drew a heated response from the Arsenal supporters but Emery insists the decision was discussed before the game, hinting at the German’s possible involvement in the Gunners’ Premier League clash at home to Wolves on Saturday