Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Unai Emery On Benching Mesut Ozil: Others Deserved To Play

Unai Emery On Benching Mesut Ozil: Others Deserved To Play

The technically gifted player who be a valuable addition given Arsenal's recent wobble.

Unai Emery accepts it is "more difficult" for Arsenal to qualify for the Champions League after their 1-0 Premier League loss at West Ham.

Twin defeats would leave Emery's first season at the Emirates in ruins before the end of January, with his specialty the Europa League the only trophy left to chase, and Sokratis admitted: "We have to win both of them". A 2-1 win at Bournemouth in November was the only time Emery conceded the former Germany worldwide was left out for tactical reasons. I don't think Arsenal are in a position to be leaving Mesut Ozil totally out of the 18.

Arsenal's bid to sign their number one transfer target, Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, have been significantly boosted with the club hopeful that the player will put pen to paper and complete a deal with the club next week. We could've won or lost.

But, the 19-year-old did not have to wait too long to get off the mark, curling in a attractive effort from a Nasri lay off three minutes after the interval as Arsenal failed to clear a West Ham corner.

Ozil has not turned out for Arsenal in the Premier League since Boxing Day and was left out of the squad for Saturday's clash with West Ham United despite being available following a slight knee issue.

It came at the end of a week when the Austrian pushed - through his brother - to be sold to a Chinese club and West Ham insisted he was not for sale.

"We will see what happens in the next few days", he told reporters, as per The Mirror. I think he's doing the right thing by taking his time and thinking about the situation but I believe, no matter which side he picks he's going to be playing for either team.

West Ham are lining up potential moves for a whole host of strikers as they prepare themselves for life without their talisman Marko Arnuatovic. Look at how many chances we would have had if we had done better with the last pass. He reminds me of Kante, Makelele, those type of players.

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