Arsenal fans have been left fuming after seeing their travelling squad for their Europe League clash with BATE Borisov tonight. Unai Emery looks to be taking this one very seriously with the strength of his travelling players, however, the absence of Mesut Ozil is one that’s glaringly obvious and has left loads of supporters fuming.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 13 February 2019
The Gunners believe that they have a real chance of winning the Europa League this season. ALongside the likes of Chelsea, Napoli and Inter Milan, Emery’s side are highly thought of as potential winners and the last thing they need to do is face an early elimination against a side like BATE Borisov, which is a real possibility if they don’t field their strongest side.
Mesut Ozil is undoubtedly in the strongest possible Arsenal side, yet the fact he will be missing the game tonight means that he’s now missed exactly half of his side’s games this season through dubious injuries and being left out by Emery for ‘tactical reasons’. The Gunners just want to know what’s really going on and cannot understand why their highest paid and best player continues to be left out.
You can read the Gunners’ reaction to Ozil’s omission here:
NO OZIL AGAIN!! WTF IS GOING ON
— Michael (@Mic_626) February 13, 2019
If you want to sell him, not playing him won’t help
— AS (@Realas97) February 13, 2019
Now I think this @MesutOzil1088 issue is more than a tactical reason; this is personal
— E7 Elanga (@E7Elanga) February 14, 2019
Basically @MesutOzil1088 doesn't play for the club anymore
— Aks (@Gorilla_Gut) February 13, 2019
Don’t bother if there’s no Ozil
— Gooner Simon (@GaluweroIII) 13 February 2019
funny joke lads, now show us the real squad
— Mike Dean (@MikeDeanReforee) February 13, 2019
Me thinks there’s bad blood between unai and bro @MesutOzil1088
— BELLA CIAO (@raykako) 13 February 2019
Really can not get my head around why Ozil is not in the squad @UnaiEmery_ beyond a joke now he’s in top 3 players at the club and the most creative player we have can’t even make the squad. #PlayOzil
— ArsenalPolls (@ArsenalPolls1) February 13, 2019
The Gunners cannot believe that Ozil is being left out yet again and will be desperate for the German to return for the home leg against BATE next week.