Thursday, January 21, 2021

Gilberto Silva delivers his opinion on Ozil-Emery saga!

The German just featured once in Premier League since December.

If Arsenal fans would ask for a solution of one thing then it would be a solution to Mesut Ozil and Unai Emery saga. It’s an open secret that Unai isn’t a big fan of the German given the German’s inability to track back. The situation has led to the German starting only once in Premier League over the last 4 weeks. Injuries did prevent him out of the squad. But the recent omission from Manchester City and Huddersfield game has put the relationship in question again. Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva delivers his opinion on Ozil and Emery saga.

Mesut Ozil must be starting for Arsenal, says Invincibles legend Gilberto Silva. Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva has told Unai Emery he must find a place for Mesut Ozil in his team. The Invincibles hero believes the mercurial playmaker is too good to be left on the bench for Gunners. He said the German must be played regularly to get the best out of him. Ozil does not seem to be trusted by his manager. The German have fallen down the pecking order since Emery’s appointment in the summer.


The German has only played twice so far in 2019. He has worn the captain’s armband on a number of occasions this season. And yet the 30-year-old has only started 14 games and has regularly been left out of matchday squads by Emery. But, Arsenal fans have moaned about their lack of creative flair in midfield in recent weeks, having suffered a decline in form since their impressive 22-game unbeaten run was ended by Southampton in December.

And Silva believes Ozil is the answer. The Brazilian told talkSPORT host Jim White on Friday,

“He has to be on the field. A player of his calibre cannot be on the bench, in my opinion. People are always trying to find something to talk about Ozil – why is he not playing and when he is playing why is he not playing well?”

Author’s Take:

Silva is right. Given the Gunners poor performance against Manchester City, Unai Emery must start Ozil. Pep Guardiola initially didn’t like Aguero, however he gave Aguero time to prove himself and now Aguero is in his playing XI, Emery should do the same with Ozil.

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