Ozil Doesn't 'Deserve' To Be in Arsenal Team - Emery

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Ozil Doesn't 'Deserve' To Be in Arsenal Team - Emery

Unai Emery has suggested that he sees other players as more deserving of a spot in Arsenal’s matchday squad than Mesut Ozil.

The German was a notable omission from the 18 named for the Gunners’ 4-0 win over Standard Liege in the Europa League and was not involved in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United either.

Emery has shown an increasing reluctance to use Ozil – the club’s top earner – this season, handing the 30-year-old just two appearances and often leaving him out entirely.

When quizzed on the thinking behind his selection decisions, Emery hinted that he felt the players who were picked deserved their spot over Ozil.

“I am thinking every time to decide with the best players for each match and the best players in the squad to play and help us,” Emery said to BT Sport after the game.

“When I decided he isn't in the squad, it is because I think another player deserves it more.

"Sunday we have another match. And we are going to decide the same.

"The best first 11 possible to achieve our target to win on Sunday and also adapt to that difficult of playing Bournemouth. And carry on our way that is the same in each match.”

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