Why Mesut Ozil has missed Arsenal’s clash against Bournemouth – Metro.co.uk

Mesut Ozil has been left out of Arsenal's clash with Bournemouth
Mesut Ozil has been left out of Arsenal’s clash with Bournemouth (Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil’s exile from Unai Emery’s squad continues as Arsenal host Bournemouth on Sunday.

The 30-year-old was omitted from Arsenal’s matchday squad for the 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Monday evening and he was also left out of the team as the Gunners beat Standard Liege 4-0 in the Europa League on Thursday.

After the win over Standard Liege, Emery took a major dig at Ozil by claiming Arsenal’s highest-paid player did not ‘deserve’ to be named as a substitute for the match.

And it appears Emery has not changed his thinking as Ozil has been left out of Arsenal’s matchday squad for the game against Bournemouth.

It’s understood that Ozil is not injured as he trained with the rest of his Arsenal teammates on Saturday.

Mesut Ozil has failed to make Arsenal's last three matchday squads
Ozil has failed to make Arsenal’s last three matchday squads (AMA/Getty Images)

Emery, meanwhile, has made just one change following Arsenal’s draw with United at Old Trafford on Monday night as Dani Ceballos replaces Lucas Torreira in midfield.

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‘We are playing a lot of matches,’ Emery told Sky Sports before the game.

‘On Monday we played some players and on Thursday we played others, but really we were happy with those who played in each match.

ARSENAL VS BOURNEMOUTH

ARSENAL XI: Leno; Chambers, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac; Xhaka, Guendouzi, Ceballos; Pepe, Aubameyang, Saka

SUBS: Martinez, Tierney, Torreira, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Willock, Martinelli.

‘Today we decided tactically [the best] eleven to impose our game plan.

‘But if I could change one player for another I would have the same confidence in that player.’

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