Arsenal fans believe that manager Unai Emery is attempting to set up Mesut Ozil by including and starting him in tomorrow’s Carabao Cup tie away to Liverpool.
The claims come after Emery revealed that the playmaker would be ‘part of the group’ for tomorrow’s game during his pre-match press conference earlier today (via football.london).
It seems the north London faithful are certain that Emery wants the German to fail at a ground where the Gunners surrendered 52% possession, 25 shots and lost 3-1 earlier in the season (via BBC).
Ozil has featured sparsely this season, starting just two of the 14 games across all competitions. However, the red half of north London have seemingly suffered as a result, with their last three goals at home to Bournemouth and Crystal Palace coming from set-pieces.
Fans are adamant Emery, who revealed last week leaving Ozil out was part of an agreement with the board, is trying to help the 31-year-old fail as they took to Twitter to react.
Here is a selection of tweets from the north London faithful:
Throwing him in Liverpool away emery knows exactly what he’s doing, I really hope ozil has an amazing performance to prove him wrong man
— ً (@moefiasco) October 29, 2019
It’s a trap.
— Moataz AboSdera (@Mezoology) October 29, 2019
This is a set up
— AbdulSalam Ola (@salamabdulqawiy) October 29, 2019
Emery is setting ozil up tomorrow haha. This show keeps on getting better
— Reindolf MBE (@reind_deer) October 29, 2019
u reckon unai is throwing him into liverpool away as his first game on purpose to prove a point? very disappointing if so
— (@RRandomzz) October 29, 2019
He’s bringing him back vs the best team in the league? 😂 😂 😂 😂 This is SA set up
— Franklin Saint (@Coach_Corleone) October 29, 2019
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