Date: 10th February 2019 at 9:37pm
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Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva says Unai Emery needs to start playing Mesut Ozil.

Ozil was left out of the Arsenal squad for their 2-1 win at Huddersfield due to illness, but the Gunners faithful were far from convinced with the reason behind the omission.

After being on the bench for last week’s defeat at Manchester City and training all week, the German international had again been struck down with sickness.

Saturday was the seventh game the playmaker has been handed a doctor’s sicknote before a game since the start of 2017.

With his game time rarely improving under Emery, Silva has called for the Gunners boss to utilise the World Cup winner.

The Brazilian, who formed part of Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ in 2003-04, told talkSPORT: “He has to be on the field.

“A player of his calibre cannot be on the bench, in my opinion.

“People are always trying to find something to talk about Ozil – why is he not playing and, when he is playing, why is he not playing well?

“This kind of player, you have to give them responsibilities. What’s the best way to give him responsibility? Put him on the field!

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