Wow! Gunners hero officially tells Arsenal to get German Ozil deal done in January window


Gunners hero Ray Parlour has urged Arsenal to get rid of German midfielder Mesut Ozil during the January window.

It was no secret that Ozil was almost out-of-contract before Arsenal gave in and offered him a massive £350,000-a-week deal, especially as they literally just let Alexis Sanchez leave for Manchester United and did not want to lose another big named player.

And that has led to a lot of transfer speculation in the media that he could be leaving the club and heading to either the Turkish League or Chinese League, as there is a lot of interest in the German despite his poor performances under Emery.

Now former hero Parlour has come out and urged the club to get rid of the German in the winter window, even though he cannot see that happening. He told TalkSport: “He won’t be sold in January so no chance of that because Ozil won’t go nowhere,”

“Should he be sold? Yes, he should be. If you’re not going to play him on a regular basis you might as well get rid of him, yeah.”

However, former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher believes that it is time for Emery to bring Ozil back in from the cold after he put in an impressive display against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup in the 5-5 thriller.

He told the Sky Sports website: “I said before the game that Ozil should run the game, he’s a World Cup winner playing against younger players. He was really good and his role in both goals was fantastic, he showed his class and composure.

“I’m not Ozil’s biggest fan but you cannot tell me he is not good enough to get into this Arsenal team, this isn’t a great Arsenal team. The criticism with Ozil is whether he can take Arsenal to the Premier League title or the Champions League, but at the moment they are trying to get into the top four so he has to be in their team or best XI.

“No one is doing anything consistent for Arsenal at the moment, not just Ozil. Arsenal are in a position where so many players are not at the top of their game that they almost have to put up with what Ozil doesn’t do.

“Forget about playing him in the big games, play him against the likes of Crystal Palace, who they let a two-goal lead slip against on Sunday, and see out games. If you look at the front three, I am sure they would love to have Ozil feeding them.”

Look there are many opinions on what Emery should do with the German, as many believe he is the best creative star in the squad and needs to be playing. But he just does not suit the style of Emery and the Spaniard clearly does not like the mans work ethic.

But Parlour is right, if they are mot going to play the man, then let him leave.


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