Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy sees similarities between Mesut Ozil’s current standoff with Unai Emery and what we saw between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho.
“I think we are seeing the end of the road for Mesut Ozil at Arsenal,” former Liverpool midfielder Murphy told Sportingbet .
“He simply doesn’t fit into how Emery wants Arsenal to play and he clearly doesn’t trust him on the pitch.
“It’s a strange one because I personally think Ozil should be a guaranteed starter for Arsenal because he is so creative on the ball. I think the likes of Aubameyang and Lacazette would much rather Ozil was playing, that’s for sure.
“I think there’s similarities between Ozil and Pogba in the sense that if you were to give Ozil the safety net of defensive midfielders behind him, he has the freedom to win matches on his own.
“Unfortunately, while Pogba was able to overcome Mourinho, I don’t expect Ozil to overcome Emery.
“The situation is being framed as a head-to-head between Emery and Ozil, but this is an argument that the manager is going to win. I think Arsenal are committed to giving Emery a few years and I’m not convinced Ozil has enough credit in the bank with supporters for them to demand a change of tact.”