Mesut Ozil plotting to out-last Unai Emery at Arsenal

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 26 Oct 2019 12:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10kShares Comment The German was again left out of the Arsenal squad on Thursday evening (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil is ready to try and wait out his Arsenal exile rather than seek a transfer away, with the German reportedly of the belief that he can out-last Unai Emery at the club.The World Cup winner has only made one appearance this season, in a 2-2 draw against Watford, and has been left out of Arsenal’s last five matchday squads entirely.It has been suggested that Emery has been unimpressed by Ozil’s work rate and performance level in training, though the Spanish coach has so far opted not to explain his decision. Ozil only has two appearances in all competitions for Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty)Asked if he would be leaving Arsenal, Ozil told The Athletic earlier this month: ‘No. I have a contract until the summer of 2021 and I will be staying until then.‘When I signed the new deal, I thought about it very carefully and said it was one of the most important decisions of my footballing career. I didn’t want to stay for just one or two more years, I wanted to commit my future to Arsenal and the club wanted me to do the same.‘You can go through difficult times, like this, but that is no reason to run away and I’m not going to. I’m here until at least 2021.’MORE: Mesut Ozil sends message to Arsenal fans after latest Unai Emery snubMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementcenter_img Mesut Ozil ready to snub transfer and try to out-last Unai Emery at Arsenal Things looked a little tense between Emery and Ozil in training this week (Picture: Getty)Asked by Sky Sports why he is not selecting Ozil, Emery responded bluntly: ‘I think this is not the moment to speak about him.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWith Ozil out of the squad, Arsenal have struggled to create chances and look blunt in attack, with a string of poor displays creating huge question marks over Emery’s future.And according to Bleacher Report, Ozil is prepared to ‘bide his time’ and see whether Emery looks likely to be given a third season at the Emirates before making a decision on his own future.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityOzil is said to be ‘perplexed’ at the way he has been frozen out and there is a suggestion that the Gunners are trying to force out their highest earner, but he feels there is a chance Emery will be gone before he is.The 31-year-old, who takes home around £350,000-a-week, is still enjoying playing for Arsenal and recognises that there are few options available to him should he look to leave. Advertisementlast_img

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