Arteta is doing a Wenger and letting the owner, the Board and their cronies hide behind him, and we all know what happened to Arsène eventually.
End of the day he takes the blame, but the blame for what? For leaving him out of the Europa League squad? For football reasons? Is Özil, even if he may have declined, supposed to be less of a player than Cedric, Kolasinac or Elneny? Nonsense!
If it's lack of fitness he should say so. Basically if he's going to talk about it he should give his reasons and stick by them but he seems to be apologising rather than explainng. How odd.
Mikel says a lot without really saying anything...then he talks about things that have happened over 6 yrs and the hostile atmosphere... funny. Pragmatic decision though .... will help ease the rabid rabble's, and i include the referees, response towards him and the team..This is what is intriguing. It appears no one on either side is willing to come out and declare what is exactly going on and why there hasn't been a resolution.
There is not one person at the club who can say alright everybody let us sit down and sort this out, air out what ever grievances and find a way forward?
As I said previously, this whole thing looks bad and no one is going to come out of it in a good light. Makes Arsenal, Özil and Mikel look bad.