‘The situation is now becoming embarrassing’: Martin Keown wants resolution to Mesut Ozil issues after German is left out of Europa League clash against BATE Borisov
- Mesut Ozil left out by Unai Emery for Europa League clash at BATE Borisov
- The German has missed 100 games out of 314 since joining Arsenal in 2013
- Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown labelled the situation as ’embarrassing’
Martin Keown has called on out-of-favour Arsenal play maker Mesut Ozil to work his way back into Unai Emery’s fist-team plans.
Emery opted leave Ozil out of his squad for the Europa League last-32 clash with BATE Borisov in Belarus.
This marked the 100th game Ozil has missed for Arsenal from 314 he could have featured in since joining. Keown questioned the German’s commitment and insisted a solution must be found.
Mesut Ozil was left in England by Unai Emery for Europa League first-leg tie at BATE Borisov
Keown said: ‘Is he injured? Is he ill? One of the things as a player is that you have to be available for selection and give consistency.
‘He hasn’t been able to give either of those so he has to work to get back in to the team. That’s what he has to do and what the manager wants him to do. It’s now becoming embarrassing, the situation and with no Ramsey too.
‘We don’t know if he is really injured or not. To miss (100 matches) is quite remarkable. I would say that is questionable but only the player really knows.’
Martin Keown questioned the player’s commitment and labelled the situation as embarrassing