Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has revealed that Mesut Ozil could breed discontent in the Arsenal dressing room if he doesn’t leave the club.
Ozil has been up and down this season as the German playmaker has fallen down the pecking order under Unai Emery.
‘The guy that’s getting the most money is supposed to set the example… he’s not doing that’
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) January 16, 2019
The 30-year-old has been dropped for several matches including Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to West Ham United last weekend.
But when asked why Ozil didn’t play against the Hammers, Seaman has hinted that he contributes nothing to the club as they can win with him and lose with him.
“I decided the players who are the best for this match,” Seaman told talkSPORT.
“We win with him and lose with him. Not one player is for sale.”
“There something really weird going on and I don’t think we’re getting the full story.”
“It doesn’t look good. He’s the top-earning player at the club and he’s just not doing it.”
“He’s not even doing it when he’s actually on the pitch as well, he’s not playing brilliantly.”
“That can cause a lot of problems, especially with the amount of money he’s getting.”
“It’s almost double what everybody else is doing, if not more in some cases.”
“It can cause problems because the guy who is getting the most money is supposed to be the guy who is setting the example. He’s the best player at the club and you want to see that.”
“But when you see that he’s not doing it, and he’s not doing regularly it breeds a little bit of discontent. The players get the hump with you.”
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) January 17, 2019
The Gunners will take on London rivals Chelsea on Saturday evening at the Emirates and Ozil is unlikely to feature the derby.