Well we’ve heard that Mesut Özil is now out until after Christmas after having an MRI scan with the National team.
There’s no doubt that Özil is a world class player but this season he has been poor. Mainly because Arsene Wenger is adamant about playing him in the wrong position. He’s one of the best Number 10’s in world football yet has been stuck out on the wing.
So is this a blessing in disguise?
Arsene clearly doesn’t know how to use him and it’s affecting Arsenal’s performances and results.
We’ve been misusing Santi Cazorla, one of our best players, and players like Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rosicky haven’t been involved as much as they should have. Having Özil in the side is causing Arsene a problem he clearly can’t solve, so maybe being without Özil will help improve our performances, which have been poor to average this season.
In fact, our best performance this season was in the Charity Shield, when we swept aside Manchester City 3-0. And that day, Özil wasn’t available.