Arsenal have been calling for Mesut Ozil after the club lost to Sheffield United in the Premier League last night.
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The Gunners lost 1-0 thanks to a goal from Lys Mousset midway through the first half. Arsenal created very little in front of goal with the best chance falling to Nicolas Pepe, who failed to convert from close range.
In all the Gunners had nine shots at goal, however, only three of them were on target with none in the final 18 minutes (via WhoScored).
Last night wasn’t the only game the side have failed to create chances in. The game at home to Bournemouth prior to the recent international break saw Arsenal create just one shot on target from open play.
Ozil has been frozen out by manager Unai Emery this season, only starting two of the club’s 12 games in all competitions.
Former Arsenal man Paul Merson expressed his shock at the 31-year-old’s omission from the line-up, saying he should be starting (via Daily Star).
Fans took to Twitter to ask for the reintroduction of Ozil after last night’s game.
Here is a selection of tweets from the north London faithful:
I am not for players overpowering coach. But for once, I think @MesutOzil1088 is right. EMERY IS NOT A COACH.
— Muhd Andi Mirza (@nurandimirza) October 21, 2019
What a surprise we create no chances when Özil doesn’t play. Wasting the best attack we’ve had in years coz our joke of a manager doesn’t like number 10’s
— LacaBLUDCLARTzette (@Lacabclartzette) October 21, 2019
Pathetic tbh. Never seen Arsenal struggle so much to create chances in my entire life.
— Leo Dasilva (@SirLeoBDasilva) October 21, 2019
Game was set for Ozil.
Should have started Tierney and Bellerin.
Needed to attack and require a creative midefielder but ended up defending.
We would be struggling without Aubameyang.
Get Ozil on in next match or get Emery out.
— ♚ Kris ☆♚ 🇮🇳 (@Santi_Classorla) October 21, 2019
— Jim kitch langat (@JimKitchKE) October 21, 2019
We need ozil
— Arsenal girl (@samrawithabte4) October 21, 2019
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