Do Arsenal Need Mesut Özil? Should They Sell Him?

Exciting times are ahead for Arsenal – we’ve got a new manager in Unai Emery which is a seismic change after the reign of Arsene Wenger and we’ve also made a lot of signings to boot, with the signings of Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Lucas Torreira and Mattéo Guendouzi who will all add strength and depth to the squad.

With all the new faces coming in, we’ve only really lost 3 players, and even then two of them hardly featured last season. Per Mertesacker has moved into a coaching role at Arsenal, and Santi Cazorla was victim of a horrific injury / surgery scare and has gone back to Spain. Jack Wilshere to West Ham on a free is the only real departure of note so at the moment at least, the squad is a bit heavy on numbers.

So the question is after spending around £67 million on new arrivals, who are we going to see leave? Jack Wilshere has gone for nothing (one of the many failings of the Arsene regime) but the fact is some players will need to be moved on. And a big consideration is how much we can recoup.

And that’s why Mesut Özil’s name pops up. Is he an Unai Emery player? From my limited knowledge of his tactics and style of play with Sevilla and PSG, I had the impression he liked teams that pressed with intensity and purpose, and sadly Özil is a luxury player in that regard.

We have Lacazette and Aubameyang who look like they might start together, and the bottom line is that Mkhitaryan is a player with Özil’s vision and passing, but also runs for the team and has more pace and has a better team work ethic – so in that sense Özil is almost surplus to requirements.

He is also a player who would still command a decent price, so would make the Arsenal accountants happy.

So what are your thoughts? Should we cut Mesut Özil loose and get some money back? Or do you think he has a place in this Arsenal team and would be a key to any future success?

Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!

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7 thoughts on “Do Arsenal Need Mesut Özil? Should They Sell Him?

  1. You say that Emery likes players that move with intensity and purpose which is exactly what Ozil does. So a very good reason not to sell him. Your article shows complete ignorance

  2. Come on Arsenal supporters we do not need Ozil
    He is a bad apple and we must discard him now ASAP before
    the core is contaminated.
    Sanchez and Özil abused Arsene’s loyalty?
    Which cost him his job?
    Build the new team with Arron Ramsey as captain.
    Problem is who will buy Ozil !!!
    If Ozil goes Arsenal will succeed if he stayes the apple will rot
    The core wants Ozil to leave.
    Ozil has lost the plot since being given a substantial wage increase by Arsenal
    for a second rate player?
    Arron Ramsey is a better player by a mile.

  3. Never read so much rubbish. Ozil has been our most creative player since Bergkamp and am Lauren that Emery will get the best out of him. Sanchez was exchanged for Mkhitaryan which has worked out very well. The main core of genuine Arsenal supporters love seeing a world class player who is irreplaceable

  4. We never had a better creative player who can split open any defence with his vision and passes. Remember the Germany would not have lost had their forwards converted a fraction of the chances he and only he created. Had a player like Auba the predatot been there , they would have won the cup. His and Auba’s combination will be difficult to contain. So lets wish him all the best for the year ahead. He is a wounded tiger, wrongly accused for his countries misfortune and Arsenal need him and his vision.

  5. THAT OZIL SHOULD GO,HE MAKE US PLAY MOST TIMES LIKE WE ARE DOWN TO TEN MEN WHEN ARE 11 AGAINST 11,HIS ROLE CAN BE GIVEN TO Mkhitaryan,LIKE HE WAS WAS PLAYING AT DORTMUND…..OZIL MUST GO TO ANOTHER MORE SLOW PACE,LESS PHYSICAL LEAGUE TO REVIVE HIS CAREER AFTER THE WORLD CUP.!!!!!!!

  6. If Emry wants to leave earlier than he came let him ignor mesut so far the following players are what arsenal depends on
    Ozil
    Auba
    Laca
    Torela
    Miki
    Partly Ramsey in mid died but we all know how many games Ramsey can play in a season because of his injuries

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