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Why Mesut Ozil was not named in Arsenal’s squad to face West Ham



Mesut Ozil misses Arsenal’s clash with West Ham (Picture: Getty)
Unai Emery’s decision to leave Mesut Ozil out of Arsenal’s squad to face West Ham at the London Stadium was a ‘tactical’ one.
The German last featured for Arsenal on Boxing Day, when he was subbed at half-time midway through a 1-1 draw with Brighton.
Emery has demanded more from Ozil in his work off the ball and is open to letting the German leave this month to free up space on the Gunners’ wage bill.
Ozil has been in training this week and was expected to feature against the Hammers but Emery says he’s picked the ‘better’ players for today.
Ozil has not featured since Boxing Day (Picture: Getty)
‘The players here are better for the match today.’ said Emery. However, the Press Association are reporting that Ozil has not sustained an injury and was instead left out of Arsenal’s squad for purely ‘tactical reasons’.
Emery’s decision will surely call Ozil’s future into question but interest in the midfielder has been scarce due to his reported 300,000-a-week wages.
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Ozil signed a bumper new deal last February and has four-and-a-half-years left on the contract.
The 30-yea...
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