Arsenal’s clash with Chelsea later today is a big one for the Gunners. A loss could put them in a very tough position as they look to finish in the top four, whilst a win will show that they mean business.
It’s not been a very easy spell for the club, and after an initial honeymoon period following the arrival of Unai Emery, things have been brought back down to earth with a crushing thud as of late.
They haven’t been poor, but they’ve been well short of their best, and off the field situations have been taking up a lot of the headlines regarding the club.
Significantly, they’re yet to make a single major signing this month, whilst continued uncertainty regarding the future of Mesut Ozil has left fans feeling frustrated. He’s been touted with an Arsenal exit recently, with David Ornstein of the BBC (via the Sun) noting that Unai Emery has said he can leave the club.
FINAL TRAINING SESSION AHEAD OF #ARSCHE
Exclusive images with a first look inside today’s drills…
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 18, 2019
Ozil, though, is a very popular man with Arsenal fans, and what supporters have been saying online proves that. Many Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter in light of a recent post from the Gunners to demand one thing – they want Ozil to start the game. You can see what they’ve said below:
Henceforth, Ozil must play 90mins please.
— Oladokun Oluseyi (@oladseyOOE) January 18, 2019
IF OZIL DOESN’T START WE RIOT
— Özil Fanboy (@NdiranguK) January 18, 2019
— Kunz (@Adekunz1) January 18, 2019
Fist team training? WITH OZIL???!!! Damn I hope he starts
— Callum Waterworth (@CallumWaterwor4) January 18, 2019
Emery should play 4-2-3-1 tomorrow to accommodate Ozil in the 10, it’s a win win for Emery because if Ozil plays well then the ‘friction’ has worked, if Ozil plays the way he normally does these days then Emery will be proved right for leaving him out.
— The Thang That Killed John Wayne (@seanpadger) January 18, 2019
I can confirm that we have a huge WIN against #Chelsea, the blues cannot defeat us .
Ozil will score ‘
— Rwakoojo sam (@RwakoojoS) January 18, 2019
No Özil no party!
— Onkgopotse (@Mr_Moroeng) January 18, 2019
Start ozil or face riots
— Prithvi #EmeryOut (@nalayak_launda_) January 18, 2019
— Marväo (@DiMarvao) January 18, 2019
Hope @MesutOzil1088 will be featured?
— PIE iseoluwa (@I_seoluwa) January 18, 2019
Just play Ozil
— Nyanjoro Kariuki (@fabkariss) January 18, 2019
-By order of the peaky bilnders
— Shubhransh (@arsenallSZN) January 18, 2019
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