Stan Collymore sends advice to new Arsenal manager about Mesut Ozil
The Liverpool FC legend tells Arsenal manager Unai Emery to sit down and have a conversation with Mesut Ozil
Stan Collymore has urged Unai Emery to sit down Mesut Ozil to address what the Arsenal star needs to change.
The Gunners appointed Emery as their new manager at the end of the 2017-18 season after Arsene Wenger led Arsenal to a disappointing sixth-placed finish last term.
Arsenal handed Ozil a new contract at the start of February after the north London side opted to make the former Germany international the club’s best paid player.
Ozil, who was thought to have signed a deal worth £350,000 a week at The Emirates, was omitted from the Arsenal starting line up for the visit of West Ham United last weekend.
Reports in the British media suggested that the new Arsenal manager had a fallout with Ozil in the lead up to the visit of the Hammers in the Premier League at the weekend.
Former Liverpool FC striker Collymore had some advice for Emery about Ozil.
“Ozil has coasted for the last two or three years and so have Arsenal,” Collymore told Daily Mirror.
“But Emery will have no intention of doing the same.
“They should sit down with him, shake his hand and say tell him he is a cracking player, but also a luxury player Arsenal can’t afford right now.”
Ozil moved to Arsenal in a £42.5m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the 2013 summer transfer window.
The Arsenal star haven’t won the Premier League since 2003-04 when the Gunners finished the campaign unbeaten.
The north London side signed five players in the summer transfer window.