Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has suggested that Mesut Ozil is on borrowed time at the Emirates Stadium, after a difficult first half of the season for the German playmaker.
The 30-year-old playmaker has fallen down the pecking order as of late, he remains the highest-paid player in the Arsenal squad but his attitude and performance levels have often been questioned.
Ozil has been left out the Arsenal’s squad on various occasions this season, with Emery faulting a blend of minor injuries and poor match performances from the German player.
The North-London side has struggled in his nonattendance, winning only two of their last six Premier League games and dropping six points behind Saturday’s London rival, Chelsea, in fourth.
In a bid to legitimize his decision to drop the German star, Emery has asserted he regularly endeavours to test his players to get the best out of them, in any case, having again been dropped for the 1-0 away to West Ham, it’s far-fetched Ozil will be content with his circumstance.
And, Campbell, who played for Arsenal between 1987 and 1995, believe that Emery has little use for Ozil.
“When he’s the top player at the club, the highest earner, and he’s not even getting on the bench for West Ham away after coming back from injury, the writing is on the wall.
“There’s a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes that we don’t really know about but the one constant we do know is that if you’re paying someone the highest wages, there should be no second-guessing that he’s not the first guy on the team sheet.”