‘The Only Solution’ For Unai Emery Is To Play Arsenal Star Mesut Ozil Says Paul Merson

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - JULY 17: Mesut Oezil of Arsenal London looks on during the 2019 International Champions Cup match between Arsenal London and FC Bayern Muenchen at Dignity Health Sports Park on July 17, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Football pundit and former Arsenal player Paul Merson has revealed that Gunners head coach Unai Emery could do with making use of Mesut Ozil.

The Gunners were held to a 2-2 draw against Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium in the North London derby on Sunday.

Merson felt that the Arsenal strikers are currently lacking service and that the ‘only solution’ is for Emery to play Ozil behind them in the hole.

He told Sky Sports: “With a lack of service Arsenal are reliant on their strikers scoring brilliant goals week in, week out, but that’s not going to happen all the time.

“That’s going to be the problem.

“Unai Emery has missed a trick with a midfield player.

“The only solution I see would be to play the front three with Mesut Ozil in the hole behind them and have two holding in front of the back four.

“The four attackers can get on with scoring goals and then the rest can try and keep them out at the other end.”

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Ozil has yet to make a single appearance for the north London outfit this season.

The playmaker of Turkish origin missed the opening game of the season due to security concerns after two men were arrested outside his north London home.

Ozil missed the Burnley clash due to illness and was not match fit for the defeat to Liverpool.

The 30-year-old did make the matchday squad for the first time this term against Spurs but did not feature.

Ozil will have the international break to regain full match fitness – he will not play for Germany after retiring from the national team after the 2018 World Cup.