Mesut Özil: 2019/20 Performances

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by razörist, Aug 9, 2019.


Why Isn't Özil Playing?

  1. Simple. Isn’t played for tactical reasons.

  2. Simple. Isn’t played because he isn’t good enough

  3. Falling out with Arteta for some reason

  4. Being frozen out in an effort to get him to leave. Arteta’s hands are tied

  5. Because he didn't take a pay-cut

  6. Personal reasons

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  1. scytheavatar

    scytheavatar Well-Known Member

    Angry about what? Cause what the club is doing now with Özil should have been done a long time ago, what we should be angry about is that the club hasn't dealt with Özil way back in last summer. Which was the last chance salon of us getting rid of him.
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  2. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    How long ago? You mean we should have frozen him out with full wages? Have we forgotten how many times Emery kept him out of the squad, weeks and months at a time?
  3. Football Manager

    Football Manager Copy & Paste Merchant

    If you do not froze him out, what would you do?
  4. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Either keep him on the bench or buy out his contract. Why would you let a useless player eat up a precious spot in the squad and pay him that much for it?
  5. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    And now we are carrying another player in the squad in Guendouzi. If Arsenal want to pleasure themselves over the whole self-sustaining model they just cannot keep on continuing this practice.
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  6. Football Manager

    Football Manager Copy & Paste Merchant

    What will he do on the bench? It's like taking away a substitution quota.

    You are right, we should pay him whatever he wanted and tell him to leave.
  7. scytheavatar

    scytheavatar Well-Known Member

    Emery ****ed up by not freezing Özil out longer enough...... he knew that Özil is a problem but was too willing to compromise on his principles. Özil was a mess Emery inherited from Wenger, and that Arteta should have never inherited from Emery. If Emery had just made sure that Özil was gone then I would have considered hiring him a success cause he would have paved the way for his successor. But now Özil is going to be a millstone that'll pull Arteta down.
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  8. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    I don't think Emery had that kind of power. Even if he had kept him out for the whole season, there's no guarantee he would have been sold. It was the job of Raul and Vinai to formalize the squad, contracts and things like that. And neither is it Arteta's job. The managers aren't the ones who are at fault here. I'm just pissed at the clowns that are running the club in this fashion.
  9. Fewtch

    Fewtch Ozil at 10 And Emery Out

    Read my posts on 254-267 on why Mesut Özil is in fact the best deep lying false trequartista who has ever lived guys.

    Please read.
  10. Football Manager

    Football Manager Copy & Paste Merchant

    And this has proven you wrong
    Despite a limited good aspects of his game.
    He has huge flaws and weaknesses.
  11. Fewtch

    Fewtch Ozil at 10 And Emery Out

    Sorry mate, go back and read 254-267 again. If that doesn’t convince you why you’re totally incorrect then have a look at my posts on pages 150-179.

    I won’t reply again if you haven’t done the reading. Just a warning.
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  12. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    It was in that very first big piece in the Athletic, said historically he was not liked by some in the dressing room [paraphrasing]. I can dig it out if you want famalam.
  13. Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver Well-Known Member


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  14. City_Skyblue

    City_Skyblue Member

    Why would Emery do that, sacrificing himself to make it easier for the next manager.
    At least people now understand Emery was right all along.
  15. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    This thread is astounding in the way people just ignore the obvious.

    It’s clear as day that Arteta has standards. It’s just as clear that he thinks Özil does not set a good example to the others, and if he plays him then he may as well abandon what he’s trying to achieve.

    You can’t play someone at the expense of your integrity and compromise the respect you have from the squad that is vital to the team and club moving forward.
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  16. kraphtous

    kraphtous Raul Stanllehi

    Arteta had the same standards before the break and Özil was a starter in every game and received high praises from Arteta. That argument simply doesn‘t hold.

    Now whatever happened in between this break, we don‘t know because the club refuses to tell us, but it doesn‘t have anything to do with football, that‘s for sure because Arteta likes Özil as a player (even confirmed it a few days ago but then followed with „I can‘t tell you more“).

    That‘s why you have people filling the gaps, some think there‘s something personal going on, some think it‘s because of his wages, some because they think Arteta suddenly realized he‘s crap. But in the end it‘s the clubs fault for not telling us what the hell‘s going on because this is not how a normal club behaves.
  17. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    Something has clearly happened behind the scenes. I don’t expect the club to reveal all when this type of below the surface dispute occurs. It’s a case of reading between the lines and I personally think Arteta’s words are clear indication of what’s going on. I don’t believe for a second that Arteta comes out with ‘I pick the team who I think is the best prepared...’ if he sees Özil flying in training. He’s a football man first and I don’t think he could be that dishonest.
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  18. kraphtous

    kraphtous Raul Stanllehi

    Maybe you are right but I think completely leaving him out (rather than on the bench) is more of a „We don‘t want you here, no matter how hard you work“. From the bench he could still offer something, and show off his hard work (if it‘s there).

    Personally think it‘s a Raul vs Özil thing rather than for football reasons. Finances are rough and getting an extra £350k/week could give Raul more room to maneuver. On the other hand Özil is entitled to his contract. It‘s a ****ed situation but I still think it‘s wrong to interfere with the managers football decisions from above, because it affects our results.
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  19. Macho

    Macho Well-Known Member

    Neither do I, just think Özil fans are clutching at straws here/blaming the club.

    There’s nothing really to explain just look at what he’s done for the past couple years :lol:
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2020
  20. scytheavatar

    scytheavatar Well-Known Member

    Maybe Arteta did his calculations and realized Özil is not good enough to be a starter but is paid too much to be sitting on our bench? And that the best way forward is to drive Özil out of the club so that we have more funds to play with?
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