Arsenal manager Unai Emery has challenged out-of-favour midfielder Mesut Ozil to fight for a place in his squad.
Unai Emery said this during his post-match press conference after the Europa League clash with Standard Liege FC of Belgium at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night.
The Gunners boss was quizzed about Ozil by reporters after the German World Cup winner was left out of the squad for the Europa League game against Standard Liege.
Mesut Ozil has made just two appearances for Arsenal this season.
He played 71 minutes of the Premier League clash at Watford which ended in a 2-2 draw in his first appearance of the season before making his second appearance of the season during the Carabao Cup win over English Championship side Nottingham Forest.
Mesut Ozil also played 71 minutes as the Gunners booked their spot in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup via the 5-0 home win over Nottingham Forest.
The German was an obvious absentee for the Gunners who made two wins from two games in Group F of the Europa League.
Arsenal followed their 3-0 Europa League opening win at German Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt with the 4-0 victory at home to Belgian top flight side Standard Liege.
Manchester United To Compete With Arsenal And Liverpool For 7-goal Striker
Manchester United are impressed with West Brom youngster Jovan Malcolm following his goalscoring exploits for the Baggies U18 side which have seen him scored seven goals in the five matches.
The highlight of his performance so far was when he scored four goals against Liverpool in one of the U18 Premier League fixtures.
It is believed that the highly-rated youngster is attracting Solskjaer’s attention but the Red Devils will need to contend with the Gunners for his services.
According to reports via The Mirror, the Gunners are keeping close tabs on the youngster as they look to upgrade their academy this summer.
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Liverpool are also in the race to sign the player as he caught the club’s attention after scoring four goals against the young Reds.
The Merseyside club haven’t been enjoying much success when it comes to their youth teams but they hope things will change this season.
However, West Brom are reportedly doing everything possible to retain the 16-year-old beyond this campaign as they hope to give him some first-team actions next season if they return back to the country’s topflight League.
As it stands, none of the interested clubs has made an official approach towards signing the youngster, but that could change as soon as the January transfer window commences.
Top Three Arsenal Options To Replace Unai Emery Revealed
Arsenal fans have had their say on the three options to replace underfire manager Unai Emery in the Gunners’ dugout.
The Gunners Faithfuls polled 1,300 votes to choose their top three candidates to replace Unai Emery as the Arsenal manager.
The Arsenal fans voted on Football London to determine their managerial preferences for the Gunners dugout with former midfielder Mikel Arteta amassing almost one-third of the votes.
Mikel Arteta is the assistant manager to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and the Spaniard is highly rated in the footballing world though he’s yet to handle a managerial job in his short career on the sidelines.
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The former Arsenal and Everton midfielder was linked with the Gunners job last summer by Unai Emery but his compatriot has not been able to live up to the expectations from fans and club bosses.
Unai Emery signed a two-year contract when he became the Arsenal manager last summer with the option of a third year and it looks like this season would be the final campaign for the three-time Europa League winner at Arsenal.
Ex-Juventus boss Maximiliano Allegri resigned from the Old Lady job in the summer and he came second during the aforementioned polls with 17.5% of the votes ahead of Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers who came third with 17.2% of the total votes.
Why Unai Emery Is Not The Right Man For Arsenal Job
Arsenal fans have unanimously agreed that Unai Emery is not the right man for the managerial job at the club.
This is a result of the poll conducted by Football London amongst the Arsenal fans with 97.5% reaching the conclusion that Spanish tactician Unai Emery is not the man to take the North London giants forward.
They want the former Valencia and Almeria manager to leave the club either this season or in the summer.
Unai Emery is a man under pressure to hold on to his position as the Arsenal manager after leading the Gunners to their worst start in the Premier League era with just 17 points from the 12 games played.
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Arsenal have won four Premier League games all season with their last win coming at the start of last month against South Coast outfit Bournemouth whom they beat 1-0 courtesy the early header from summer signing David Luiz.
It was the Brazilian defender’s first goal for Arsenal since joining them from London rivals Chelsea in the summer in a deal worth £8m.
Arsenal and Unai Emery were beaten 2-0 by Leicester City in their last game in the Premier League and that has taken their winless run to five games in all competitions.
Ex-Arsenal Manager Bags New Job Amidst Bayern Links
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been appointed into his first job since leaving the Gunners last summer.
The Frenchman has been appointed the chief of global football development at FIFA and he will be in charge of football development on the world stage.
Wenger will oversee football development in both men’s and women’s games worldwide including coaching programmes, training programmes and coach education programmes.
The former Arsenal manager has been linked with the vacant Bayern Munich job but the latest development puts an end to those rumours.
His appointment at FIFA was confirmed by the football body on Wednesday.
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Arsene Wenger is not the only manager associated with the vacant Bayern Munich job.
The likes of Ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) boss Thomas Tuchel, Ex-Juventus manager Maximiliano Allegri and former Schalke 04 boss Ralf Rangnick.
Bayern Munich are on the search for a new permanent manager following the exit of Niko Kovac who was sacked last week shortly after the heavy defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the league.
10-man Bayern were thrashed 5-1 by last season’s Europa League semi-finalists but the Bavarian giants have since responded with two straight wins in all competitions.
Europa League: Eintracht Frankfurt Skipper To Miss Arsenal Game
Eintracht Frankfurt captain David Abraham will miss the Europa League title with Premier League giants Arsenal later this month after he was given a lengthy ban.
David Abraham has been suspended for seven weeks after his push on Freiburg manager Christian Streich during their German Bundesliga clash at the weekend.
The Eintracht Frankfurt Skipper shoved Freiburg manager Streich as he attempted to retrieve a ball for a throw-in with his team trailing hosts Freiburg 1-0 in added time.
The incident led to a massive brawl between the two sets of players and David Abraham was thereafter sent off.
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Apart from the seven-week ban given to him, the Eintracht Frankfurt captain was also fined to the tune of €25,000 (£21,410).
David Abraham will now miss the remaining German Bundesliga games this year as well as the last two group games in Group F of the Europa League.
David Abraham will miss the Europa League trip to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal on November 28 in what’s a Matchday Five clash before sitting out the Matchday Six game at home to Vitoria Guimares FC of Portugal.
Eintracht Frankfurt are in second place with six points and four points off leaders Arsenal ahead of their game.
The Real Reason Arsenal Fans Bombarded Unai Emery With Abuse Revealed
Arsenal fans have pelted club manager Unai Emery with abuse on his latest online post which celebrated Spanish football legend David Villa who recently announced his retirement from football.
The Gunners’ Faithfuls told the manager to retire alongside David Villa whom he coached while he was at Spanish La Liga giants Valencia.
Unai Emery is under serious pressure to hang on to his job as the Arsenal manager after leading the North Londoners to their worst start in the league for over three decades.
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Arsenal have made their worst start in the Premier League this season after a record of just 17 points from the first 12 games.
The Gunners have won just four games in the Premier League all season and have amassed just two points from their last four games meaning that they are winless in those games.
The last win in the Premier League came against Bournemouth at home last month as David Luiz scored the only goal of the game in the first ten minutes to hand the Gunners a 1-0 win over the Cherries.
In addition, Arsenal are without a victory in each of the last five games in all competitions including the 2-0 league defeat at Leicester City on Saturday.
Latest Update On How Riyad Mahrez Almost Joined Arsenal Revealed
Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez has revealed how he came close to joining Arsenal in 2016.
The Algerian international star talked about his close transfer to Arsenal in his latest interview with France Football as he narrated how Leicester City blocked the move against his wish.
Riyad Mahrez had just helped Leicester City to a miraculous title triumph in the Premier League during the 2015/16 season and was keen to leave the Foxes for a bigger club like Arsenal only for the Leicester City officials to kick against the transfer.
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According to him, he wasted two years of his productive football life at Leicester City when he could have spent it at a bigger club.
Premier League champions Manchester City were the next big club to try and whisk Riyad Mahrez away from Leicester City.
The Citizens initially met resistance in January 2018 before their endeavor finally paid off last summer when he joined Manchester City from Leicester City for a then club-record fee of £60m and that has been slightly eclipsed by the Rodri transfer from Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid to Manchester City this summer.
Rodri joined Manchester City in a deal worth £62m thus making the transfer the new record.
The Real Reaso Granit Xhaka Could Join AC Milan In January Revealed
Former Arsenal striker Granit Xhaka could leave the club for Italy when the winter transfer window reopens in a few weeks’ time as it looks like the Swiss international star is keen to leave the North Londoners after his clash with fans last month.
Granit Xhaka has not played the last four Arsenal games in all competitions since his foul-mouthed rant towards the Arsenal fans during the league game with Crystal Palace in the London Derby clash played at the Emirates Stadium.
Swiss media outlet RSI claimed that Granit Xhaka has been spotted househunting in Milan and that has fuelled the possibility of a move to seven-time European champions AC Milan.
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He has earlier been linked with Inter Milan in the summer though it seems the latest news is about AC Milan whose chief executive Ivan Gazidis was on the payroll at Arsenal before he moved to Italy.
Granit Xhaka was dropped as the Arsenal captain earlier this month by manager Unai Emery due to his misdemeanor last month during the league game with Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium.
He reacted to chorus of jeers and boos from fans during the game while being substituted and that has led to his no-show at the club.