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08 May 2018 22:42:17
I hope Ozils back gets better, otherwise carrying all them wages home could damage it for good. Hope it doesn't bother him too much in the world cup.

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09 May 2018 00:55:13
Steve show some empathy here the bloke has to choose between being in miss turkey’s arms and labouring against everton away on a cold windy night. I know which one i would choose :-)

On a serious note, this is getting out of hand. In my entire years of watching premier league football, i have never seen a player who misses as many games due to illness like ozil does. It sounds suspect.

{Ed001's Note - he is not ill, he has a back injury.}

09 May 2018 01:07:24
Just going to say this and no doubt some will disagree but I would like us to just get rid of him this summer. He is undoubtedly talented and you could argue the lack of quality in the squad doesn't help with his form. But I'm sick to death of him literally turning up when he likes. And I'm one to buy into media stirring things but keown had a dig about him going sick after we lose games and if that is the case the other players will be pissed off about that.

09 May 2018 05:42:46
PG and D, i think he is too easily left out and he finds excuses at the right time. I posted weeks ago, i think his wages and his histrionics could be a problem as far as an example is concerned. He is a massive plus to the team but at the same time a massive minus too.

09 May 2018 07:31:26
He was injured and played against AM - what’s the issue with him not playing now if injured when we have zero to play for?

09 May 2018 07:53:01
For me sy if he's injured then fair enough but it's the lack of wanting to play. All these mysterious illnesses It has been very weird.

09 May 2018 12:31:22
If you have to pay someone well over the odds to stay with you then surely that tells you it's probably best to let them go.
Players are only human and you can pay them what you want to buy their signature but it doesn't automatically come with their heart attached.
Mesut will make himself available for Germany because the desire is there to play for his country but at Arsenal he plays for money simply because passion hasn't exactly been a necessary requirement in order wear the Arsenal shirt for this last 5 years.
I hope the next manager will pick on performance actually delivered in our matches 100% and not on reputation, potential, time served what the player cost or being one of our own, Arsenal through and through or any of the things that have granted players a free pass for to long.

09 May 2018 13:59:53
I think Ozil being given a new contract was a case of the club being damned if they do and damned if they don't. I can just hear the howls of despair if the club had of decided to let him leave on a free, with comments along the line of no ambition, letting our best players leave whilst keeping the rubbish etc etc ringing out. So i think the club had to ensure he stayed, especially on the back of Sanchez going, but that sadly put Ozil in a very strong position, which he/ his agent have appeared to profit from greatly. He still is a very good player, who should still have an important role for us going forward, but if Allegri came in, and said he could bring Dybala with him, i would swap Ozil out in a shot!

09 May 2018 20:03:03
62 - the maths made sense as replacing him would have cost 70m plus wages in similar ballpark of 200k per week plus risky plus agent fees

What did Ozil cost and please don’t tell me he does try - check out his KMs covered in a match. You can fudge passes but assists and kms covered?

He shouldn’t need to defend - did we buy him to defend? Did Overmars defend

We need to build the right team around him.

09 May 2018 21:48:43
A cursory glance at the stats for Ozil’s season shows a player averaging the most key passes per game of any player in the Premier League. Looking further back, all the way to the 2013/2014 season, shows him top in this regard for all but one season.

Love to the Ozil haters.



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