Arsenal fans have been left wondering what’s been going on behind the scenes this season, The Mesut Ozil-Unai Emery situation is a puzzling one and the supporters just want to see the German playmaker used more, so when he was brought off the bench yesterday they were all delighted to see him given some time to stretch his legs.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 24 February 2019
The World Cup winner came off the bench to replace another star midfielder who’s been criminally treated by Emery in Aaron Ramsey. The 30-year-old came off the bench with just under half an hour left on the clock, and whilst he failed to produce a goal or an assist to help put the game to bed, he did show his creative touch by setting up a few chances and looked sharp on the ball.
It still remains unclear where his future lies though. Under Arsene Wenger is seemed that an Arsenal stay was inevitable, the money was good there was little pressure to perform or step up and he was never scapegoated. However, now that Emery’s in charge things have changed, and with the German missing a whopping 20 games in all competitions this season, it’s hard to see how he plays his way back into Emery’s plans.
You can read the Gunners’ delighted reaction to seeing Ozil introduced here:
Jeez that’s what we wanted. Let’s go
— Dammit Arsenal (@DammitArsenal) 24 February 2019
Liquid Footy will be enhanced now
— Abhishek (@Abhimeyang) February 24, 2019
— Ricky/ The Endgame is coming (@HarisonRamon) February 24, 2019
What a impact this guy has on the team #COYG
— Shubham Bangar (@Shubham53828794) February 24, 2019
More game time. Start him every game please.
— Fun1 (@Fun171) February 24, 2019
a class act // @MesutOzil1088
— Othėllo | the vertical (@mmsimang) 24 February 2019
Creativity to next level….ozil
— lamol (@LamfordM) 24 February 2019
The Gunners love seeing Ozil go to work at The Emirates and will just hope he can play a bigger role in the squad in the final few months of the season.