Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has told Arsenal manager Unai Emery to drop either Henrikh Mkhitaryan or the German in favour of Alex Iwobi.
Ozil, who played seven Premier League matches this season, has shone under Unai Emery as he scored three times so far.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) November 5, 2018
On the other hand, Mkhitaryan, who featured in eight league games for the Gunners this term, has netted once and assisted another goal.
Therefore, pundit Tony Cascarino believes Emery must drop one of these stars to leave a place for Iwobi.
“Arsenal feel like a completely different club under Unai Emery and one of the main reasons for that is that the fans believe in the team now,” he told The Times.
“The disgruntled atmosphere at the Emirates used to be a problem for Arsenal, now it’s the opposite.”
“’Spineless’ seems to be one of the words of the week in the Premier League and under Arsene Wenger, the minute Arsenal went behind the fans would think ‘here we go again’.”
“Under Emery, they have won more points from losing positions than any other team, so the fans stay with the players.”
“But I cannot see how Emery can keep both Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil in his team, given that power and tempo seem so important to the way he wants to play.”
“Alex Iwobi has flourished under him and he deserves a starting place.”
‘It’s basically a family and we’re all fighting for each other, not just for the manager and the players, but also for the fans. We’re always going to fight for each other. We’re putting in an extra shift, not just in matches, but in training as well.’ pic.twitter.com/hOiLuvbvRb
— ArsenalArena (@ArsenalArena) November 7, 2018
Iwobi, 22, who started his youth career at the Emirates, was promoted to the senior team in October 2015.
The Nigeria international has since gone on to score 10 goals in 111 appearances for the Gunners.