Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has called for the sale of playmaker Mesut Ozil at the expense of wantaway Arsenal player Aaron Ramsey.
Welshman Ramsey is said to be on his way out of the club after the Arsenal hierarchy didn’t offer him a new contract but Gunners legend Parlour disagrees with the club on that decision.
Parlour, who was an integral member of the Arsenal team that went unbeaten during the 2003/04 Premier League season, told TalkSport that he would secure the aforementioned Ramsey to a long-term contract and sell Mesut Ozil instead.
German midfield maestro Ozil was absent for Arsenal in their North London Derby comeback win over Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium.
He was hardly missed as the hosts ran out 4-2 winners with the aid of three second-half goals courtesy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexander Lacazette and Lucas Torreira.
Parlour was reacting to the performance of Ramsey who came on as a halftime substitute for Armenian star Henrikh Mkhitaryan with the Gunners trailing 2-1.
He was one of the catalysts for the second half comeback after he provided the assists for the goals for both Aubameyang and Lacazette.
Ramsey currently has the most assists in the Premier League with six.