Arsenal legend Ray Parlour on Mesut Ozil snub: ‘Unai Emery doesn’t want another Neymar’


Arsenal legend Ray Parlour on Mesut Ozil snub: ‘Unai Emery doesn’t want another Neymar’

Ray Parlour believes Arsenal manager Unai Emery is trying to ensure he doesn’t end up in another star player power battle with his recent handling of Mesut Ozil.

The Gunners’ highest-paid player has been absent from a number of games this season and was dropped from the squad for this week’s north London derby defeat to Tottenham in the EFL Cup.

Mesut Ozil only signed a new contract less than a year ago, but Unai Emery reportedly wants him out of the club

Emery confirmed after the game that his decision not to pick the German was for ‘tactical reasons’ and not due to injury, with reports claiming the boss is unhappy with the midfielder’s work rate and attitude.

Ozil’s recent fall down the Arsenal pecking order under the new manager has led to transfer reports saying he could leave the club in January on loan.