Arsenal told to sell Mesut Ozil by Gunners icon after being left out of Frankfurt tie | Football | Sport
That’s according to former Arsenal player Paul Mariner.
After spending the summer being linked to a host of teams throughout Europe, Ozil stayed put at Arsenal.
The 30-year-old has only made one appearance all season, playing just 71 minutes against Watford.
And Mariner believes that Arsenal should cut their losses with the attacker, and look to sell him as soon as they can find someone.
“If there’s interest, let him go and have someone else pay his wages,” he said.
“[If he doesn’t go], you’ve got to get him back in the fold.
“It’s as simple as that. You’ve got to get in a room with him, talk to him, get him into being that Arsenal player [he can be].
“They can’t find anyone at the moment who wants to take him off their books.
“So you’ve got to get him back in your ranks.
“It’s very difficult, if a player isn’t switched on, it’s very difficult to get into him.
“At the present moment if he’s going to perform the way he is, you’ve got to find other players to perform instead of him.
“Find the players that are committed, and find a system that fits those players.”