‘Why is Ozil not playing?’, ‘Situation reminiscent of Mourinho-Pogba’ – Arsenal Fans React To Unai Emery Not Playing Star Playmaker Against Man City

Arsenal suffered 3-1 defeat against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday in the Premier League.

Gunners head coach Unai Emery decided to bench Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and January signing Denis Suarez heading into the clash.

The decision to drop Ozil and not give him any playing time stirred a debate among fans of the North London based outfit.

We took a look at how Arsenal fans reacted to Ozil not featuring at all against City on social media.

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Piers changed his tone pretty quickly.

Here is what he said pre-game.

And post-match.

Interesting stat!

Someone isn’t happy. The problem is Ozil is the highest paid player in the Arsenal squad earning £350,000-a-week.

It is up to Emery whether to play his highest paid player or not but when you drop a player like Ozil you have to perform, otherwise what is the point?

The 30-year-old has started just one game for the Gunners in 2019 and made just two appearances in total.