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Dec 21, 2020

Tony Cascarino has strongly rejected calls for Mesut Ozil to return to this struggling Arsenal side, after the Gunners disastrous first half of the season.
A group of supporters have been calling for Ozil to return to the team from his long first-team exile, to give Arsenal a much-needed creative boost.
Ozil hasn’t been anywhere near the Arsenal team for a long time now
Ozil is the clubs longest-serving and highest-paid player, but hasnt played a game since March after Mikel Arteta left the playmaker out of his Premier League and Europa League squads for this term.
And it appears the decision has left egg on the managers face, with Arsenal crying out for a creative outlet as they sit 15th in the Premier League after just four wins from their opening 14 games.
The Gunners numerous problems were laid bare once again in their 2-1 defeat to Everton on Saturday, a result which means they will enter the Christmas period in the bottom six and apparently facing a relegation battle.
Some fans want Ozil to be called back from his exile to give the side an attacking spark. The German is fit, and has insisted he has no plans to leave in January before his contract expires at the end of the season.
Squad rules mean he can be called back, too, with Arteta allowed to tinker with his team in January.
Arsenal look fragile defensively and gutless in attack – would Ozil make a difference?
An Arsenal fan help up a Bring Back Ozil sign during the clubs Europa League clash with Rapid Vienna
But Cascarino has explained why Ozil definitely is NOT the solution to Artetas woes.
Speaking on the Weekend Sports Breakfast, the former Chelsea striker said: Ive always believed if you only need a player for one minute for one game in a season, if you need to use him, use him.
But the situation with Ozil is much deeper. Hes shown very little intent, he makes very sarcastic remarks on social media
If you need Mesut Ozil now, youre in serious trouble in my opinion.
I don’t like gifted footballers who think they can just turn up and theyre more important than the club, and I feel that with Ozil.
He thinks hes so important, in a strange way. Hes not!
I said a couple of weeks ago, hes played one full game since January this year, and in his last six games for Arsenal he was substituted five times.
Mesut Ozil is not your solution, and if you think he is then youre seriously in trouble.
Trevor Sinclair says there are flaws in Mikel Arteta’s man-management skills and questions his handling of Guendouzi and Ozil situations