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Merson Emery is pushing Ozil towards retirement

first_imgMesut Ozil may consider retiring early if his struggles to get into the Arsenal first team continue, according to Paul Merson.Ozil was a surprise omission from the Gunners team that lost to BATE Borisov in Thursday’s Europa League round-of-32 clash.However, former Arsenal player Merson reckoned Ozil is the best player in the team and should be feature consistently in Emery’s team.“You play your best players and work around them,” the former Gunners midfielder told Sky Sports News. “Ozil is Arsenal’s best player and he doesn’t play, it beats me.“He must sit at home and watch Arsenal and think ‘how am I not getting into this team?’“I don’t know if they are trying to push him into retirement, because he must sit there and think he might as well retire if he can’t get into Arsenal’s team.”Arsenal have struggled in the absence of the German midfielder having lost five matches during the 30-year-old’s inconsistent run in and out of the team.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…The former Madrid star man has missed key games against Manchester City and Chelsea in recent weeks. And Merson feels that should change.Emery’s take on the Ozil conundrum. #AFC #Arsenal pic.twitter.com/NDqqVoKTY7— AFCMike (@AFCPW) February 14, 2019“Ozil is not so influential that you have to build a team around him, but he has to play because he is their best player,” he added.“He’s not going to run around and put sliding tackles in, that is never going to happen, but he makes things happen.“Arsenal have to stick with him, they are not good enough not to have him in the team.”last_img

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