UNAI EMERY AND MESUT OZIL’S SOURED RELATIONS

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery unhappy with Mesut Ozil
Arsenal boss Unai Emery unhappy with Mesut Ozil

Unai Emery is not following the footsteps of his predecessor, Arsene Wenger. Wenger was often accused of favoring high profile stars irrespective of their goal graphs. Emery is unconcerned with stardom, and can relegate the club’s top stars to substitute bench if he
wishes so.

This was evident in Arsenal’s latest play at Bournemouth on Sunday. Emery changed the old formula and changed to a system of three. By this act, he sacrificed the most star player, Mesut Ozil. Ozil remained in bench while his team carved a fortuitous victory of 2-1. Ozil was not summoned even for a warm up , which puzzled the Arsenal fans. Ozil is a high profile earning member who earns more than other arsenal members. Few teams could afford to keep such luxuries in cold. Emery’s decision shows that he wants to find other alternate players to victory.