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‘Lazy’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s poor goal record after signing huge new contract shows Arsenal captain may be ‘another Mesut Ozil’ as Martin Keown calls for Gabriel Martinelli to replace him

‘Lazy’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s poor goal record after signing huge new contract shows Arsenal captain may be ‘another Mesut Ozil’ as Martin Keown calls for Gabriel Martinelli to replace him

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s struggles in front of goal since signing a whopping £350,000-a-week contract are a big concern for Arsenal. The striker was brought in for a club-record fee of £54million back in January 2018, and he netted 54 Premier League goals in his first two-and-a-half seasons at the Emirates. GETTY Aubameyang was a goalscoring machine at the start of his Arsenal career GETTY But he’s been poor in 2020/21 and not looked the same player His goals helped them win an FA Cup and Community Shield trophy last summer and he bagged himself a Premier League Golden Boot in 2019. This campaign, however, it’s been a different story. The pacy forward has scored only nine league goals this season...
Jamie Carragher tells Unai Emery he MUST play Mesut Ozil in best Arsenal XI

Jamie Carragher tells Unai Emery he MUST play Mesut Ozil in best Arsenal XI

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Jamie Carragher believes Mesut Ozil should be starting regularly for Arsenal. The 31-year-old was involved in a matchday squad for the first time since September 24, playing 65 minutes of Arsenal’s 5-5 draw with Liverpool in the Carabao Cup fourth round on Wednesday. AFP or licensors Mesut Ozil grabbed an assist on his return to the Arsenal team The Gunners conceded an injury-time equaliser thanks to Divock Origi’s bicycle kick, before losing on penalties. But one positive to take from Anfield for Unai Emery was the display of forgotten man Ozil. The German was arguably Arsenal’s most impressive performer and showed his quality with a brilliant assist to set up Ainsley Maitland-Niles for Arsenal’s fourth goal. Emery admitted Ozil had a ‘very good’ ma...
Mesut Ozil reportedly out of Arsenal squad for Liverpool match due to knee injury

Mesut Ozil reportedly out of Arsenal squad for Liverpool match due to knee injury

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ABSENT The midfielder was not pictured among the players as they stepped off their bus after arriving in the city Mesut Ozil has reportedly suffered a knee issue and so will miss Arsenal’s match against Liverpool on Saturday, live on talkSPORT. The Gunners’ team bus arrived in the city on Friday evening, with every member bar one disembarking as expected. Mesut Ozil hasn’t featured consistently in Unai Emery’s team Ozil was the sole notable exception – not seen or pictured by photographers who witnessed the arrival – and it was later revealed by BBC’s David Ornstein that this was due to pain in his knee. It is understood that the German midfielder encountered the problem while training on Friday and w...
Lee Dixon claims Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil would have been shown the door at Arsenal in the past

Lee Dixon claims Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil would have been shown the door at Arsenal in the past

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Lee Dixon insists that the Arsenal teams he played in would have "shown the door" to Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in response to their refusal to commit to the club.Concerns persist that the highest-profile players in Arsene Wenger's squad will leave as free agents when their contracts expire at the end of the season.Both continue to feature regularly despite the fact their futures have long been uncertain, and after reports Sanchez attempted to leave for Manchester City before the summer transfer window's conclusion and that Ozil will eventually join Manchester United.Dixon, 53, was influential in some of Arsenal's finest teams under Wenger and George Graham, and for the latter when football was significantly different to what it has become."We'd have just shown them the door. 'If you do...
Mesut Ozil 'demands Jack Wilshere's No 10 shirt' as part of deal to extend Arsenal career

Mesut Ozil 'demands Jack Wilshere's No 10 shirt' as part of deal to extend Arsenal career

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Ozil's contract has just seven months to run at the EmiratesWednesday, November 8, 2017Mesut Ozil has demanded Jack Wilshere's No 10 shirt as part of a package to remain at Arsenal.The Germany international is in the final seven months of his contract and is allowed to talk to foreign clubs about a switch in January.Ozil also wants a sizeable increase on current £150,000-a-week wages to extend his stay at the Emirates, according to The Sun. The contract issues have been rumbling on for months, with no resolution in sight and his performances this season have And the desire to wrench the coveted No 10 shirt is part of a move to expand his worldwide brand.His Instagram handle is m10_official and he wears the No 10 jersey when on international duty.Dennis Bergkamp and Robin van Pers...