He does not fit our team right now and should be sold. But it is blasphemous to call him a bad player. The guy gets most number of assists in a season with the ****ing Giroud leading the front line and people question his skills? But his skills are more useful in a team which already has a good defense and midfield. If you win the ball at the back and make sure the ball reaches him in the attacking half, you can trust him to make the right final pass His drop in form for Arsenal coincided exactly when Santi got injured. When Cazorla-Coqueling partnership was shining, this guy was performing at the peak. Once our midfield became too weak, his output dropped. He does not have the physicality to run back and win the ball. But still you cannot question his commitment. He does track back a lot. He just does not have it in him to be put in the hard tackles. This is the limitation we knew he had when we bought him. The only way to get the best out of him is to build a strong midfield. But Emery's philosophy seems to focus more on wings rather than attacking through the middle. I would still hold on to Özil if his salary is around 200K per week. Given that we don't have much budget and we pretty much have to rebuild the entire defense, wing and midfield he has to be sold to accommodate the new signings. The reasons I feel he should be sold are because he is not a good fit for Emery's style and we have a poverty budget. But I will never question his skills as a player and his commitment. The time when he was in form, was the last beautiful football I watched from Arsenal and I feel lucky to have had him play for us.