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Former Arsenal star Martin Keown has revealed he would love to see Arsene Wenger drop Mesut Ozil from the squad.
The German international recently signed a new deal at Arsenal this January and have been under serious criticism due to his recent run in poor performance.
The Gunners handed Ozil a new contract rumoured to be worth £350,000 a week at the Emirates Stadium last month to secure the World Cup winner’s long-term future at the north London club.
And now Martin Keown doesn’t believe Mesut Ozil is the right player to get Arsenal out of their current slump.
Ozil struggled to impress during the five losses to heap pressure on the World Cup winner, especially since his lucrative new long-term contract with the north London club.
The German midfielder has been regularly criticised for his subdued performances in the Arsenal team during some of their most difficult results in recent seasons.
Former Gunners defender Keown urged Arsene Wenger to omit Ozil from the Arsenal team if the north London side are to get themselves out of this current slump.
“Wenger will always pick Mesut Ozil but I am not sure he is the right player to get them out of this situation,” Keown told the Daily Mail.
“Ozil needs to dig deep and if he is not going to, then he should not be playing.
“I want to see the Arsenal player who is taking this bad run personally and digging out his team-mates who are not working hard enough.”
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