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Arsenal: Fans unsure of Unai Emery’s reason for leaving Mesut Ozil back in London

Arsenal: Fans unsure of Unai Emery’s reason for leaving Mesut Ozil back in London

Arsenal fans aren’t sure of Unai Emery’s reason for leaving playmaker Mesut Ozil back in London ahead of the club’s game against Eintracht Frankfurt.

The Spanish manager has said that he left Ozil back in London so that he can rest ahead of Arsenal’s game at home to Aston Villa on Sunday (via Goal).

The former Germany international has played just one game this season, the 2-2 draw away to Watford last Sunday (via Transfermarkt).

Ozil has had a rollercoaster few months in north London, first being attacked by an armed gang before the start of the Premier League season, delaying his campaign (via BBC). The midfielder then suffered an illness, further delaying his integration back into Emery’s side.

The game would’ve been the German’s first game back in his homeland since he famously retired from international duty citing racism as one of the reasons (via The Guardian).

Despite Emery’s reasoning behind Ozil’s absence, fans took to Twitter to doubt their manager.

Here is a selection of tweets from Gooners:

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