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EPL: Mesut Ozil to play for Arsenal again?

Timothy Aiyeku

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The biggest surprise of the year will be to see Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil play for the club again before the summer transfer window is opened.

Mesut Ozil has been out of the Gunners team as he has not played any competitive game since last season. His name was not included in the Europa League and Premier League team for the season.

While it is expected that he would leave the club in the January transfer window, there are possibilities that the career of the German international is not over yet at the Emirates Stadium because he still stands the chance of playing in the Carabao Cup.

Paul Merson is of the opinion that the presence of Thomas Partey at Arsenal would have helped to get the best out of Ozil but that might be rather late for the Premier League and the Europa League.

“I think there was a stage for Ozil now Partey’s in the team,” he said.

“I watched Chelsea play against Burnley, they played a back four, they played N’Golo Kante in front of the back four, and let everyone else get on with it. They ripped Burnley to shreds, I haven’t seen too many teams make Burnley look bang average.”

However, the former Real Madrid playmaker can be given the opportunity in the Cabarao Cup if he wishes to play as it is reported that he is currently training hard with the team.

Manager Mikel Arteta has insisted on football reasons for not playing Mesut Ozil while adding that he did his best to help the player but it was unproductive in the end.

Howbeit, it will be a surprise to see Mesut Ozil in an Arsenal shirt for a competitive game with many pundits insisting that he will never play a game before he leaves the Emirates Stadium.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.