Robbie Savage claimed on Amazon Prime that Arsenal fans have finally stopped talking about Mesut Ozil.
Mikel Arteta left Ozil out of his Premier League and Europa League squads. The German is arguably our most creative player and ironically, the one thing we have lacked in our side this season is creativity.
Many fans urged Arteta to bring Ozil back into the mix. One fan even brought out a banner in a home game asking the Arsenal boss to reinstate our former record signing for the second half of the season.
Those calls have calmed down now. Savage believes that people have forgotten about Ozil now that we have won back to back games in the Premier League, and to be fair to him, he is right.
Savage said: “There’s two wins and there is no mention about the creativity of Ozil. That’s winning games. No mention of Ozil during the last two games because they have won both.”
Ozil’s only chance of getting back into the squad was if Arteta was under extreme pressure. That is no longer the case now after our wins over Chelsea and Brighton in the league over the last six days.
Ozil has to leave Arsenal in January
The January transfer window opens tomorrow and Arsenal will look to sign a new creative midfielder. That will completely block Ozil’s route back into the first team, and it would be the best thing for all parties if he agreed to leave.
Arsenal are prepared to let Ozil walk away for nothing tomorrow, but the German is under no obligation to agree to that. He will demand the rest of his salary and nobody can blame him for doing that.
However, if Edu, Arteta and co can get him into a room, they should be able to meet halfway. Arsenal pay a part of Ozil’s remaining salary and the German agrees to terminate his contract. That would solve everything, but the chances of that happening don’t look great at the moment.