Ian Wright has criticized Unai Emery’s management of Mesut Ozil.
The former Real Madrid player is expected to play his first Premier League match since Boxing Day as Arsenal is set to reclaim the third place by winning Everton on Sunday.
The 30-year-old has been left out of high-profile matches this season but now he looks to have won the full confidence of Emery.
However, Arsenal legend Ian Wright feels Emery should have had better approach to Ozil.
“The way he was being treated by Unai Emery – there was too much negativity around him,’ said Wright. ‘He was trying, he does what he does and that’s how he plays. To leave him out completely and say the things he’s saying about tactically and his physicality I found that very uncomfortable. I don’t think Mesut’s learned any lessons he will continue to play how he plays.
“If you look at his stats he runs back as much as anyone else he does his fair share of that kind of stuff.
“The way he plays he’s too good to not be involved at all. Whatever people are saying about that he doesn’t do it against the top six ‘I’m not interested because against teams like Newcastle and the rest he will do it and that’s where you’re going to pick points up.”