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Mesut Ozil: Does Unai Emery have the confidence to sell this controversial Arsenal midfielder?

Mesut Ozil: Does Unai Emery have the confidence to sell this controversial Arsenal midfielder?

Arsenal’s start to the Premier League season has hardly been inspiring, but there are positive signs beginning to creep into the Gunners’ play.

New manager Unai Emery has inherited a decent enough squad at the Emirates, and there is enough talent there to ensure that a challenge for the top four is something which could turn into a possibility with a strong run of form.

The likes of Aubameyang and Lacazette have begun the season in excellent fashion, while the form of the likes of Hector Bellerin and goalkeeper Petr Cech has also been encouraging.

However, once again, German midfielder Mesut Ozil appears to be coming under fire in terms of his performances, with questions once again being asked about his overall contribution to the team and what he actually brings.

His form follows on from a controversial fall out with the German national team over the summer, and there has be questions raised about whether Ozil actually wants to be at Arsenal, or simply move on.

There is little doubting Ozil’s ability. Someone who creates chances, scores goals himself, and contributes more than people like to give him credit for at times, but how long can the Gunners continue to come under a barrage of criticism for continually playing a player who many feel is not delivering what he should.

Time will tell, but January gives new manager Emery the chance to make a statement. Sell Ozil for what would be a decent fee, and bring in a younger and more willing replacement, or keep the German, and build a team around him, giving him the confidence which can sometimes be so obviously lacking from his game.

Arsenal fans, what do you think? Would you sell Ozil? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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