Mesut Ozil absence slammed as embarrassing by Martin Keown as Arsenal star misses his 100th match

first_imgMesut Ozil absence slammed as embarrassing by Martin Keown as Arsenal star misses his 100th match Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 15 Feb 2019 9:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link961Shares 1 min. story Skip Ad Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More ‘And he hasn’t been able to give either of those, so he has got to work to get back into the team.’Asked to explain why Ozil hadn’t been selected following the embarrassing 1-0 defeat against BATE Borisov last night, Emery said: ‘Today, I think the protagonists are the players who are here.‘In respect to the players for this competition is to speak out the players who are ready to play today.’ Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE PLAY About Connatix V67539 Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Emery after defeat to BATE: ‘We deserved to win’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:46FullscreenEmery after defeat to BATE: ‘We deserved to win’ is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Mesut Ozil has featured only twice for Arsenal since Boxing Day (Picture: Getty) Top articles Coming Next 1/1 Advertisement Read More Advertisement SPONSORED Video Settings Mesut Ozil wasn’t selected for Arsenal’s Europa League match against BATE Borisov (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil brought up an unwanted century after he missed his 100th game last night out of a possible 313 since his move from Real Madrid five-and-a-half years ago.The 30-year-old signed a lucrative £350,000-a-week contract extension last January and appeared set to commit the peak years of his career to the north London club.Ozil has fallen out of favour under new manager Unai Emery, however, and has featured just twice since Boxing Day due to illness, injury and tactical reasons.The Germany World Cup winner took a full part in training earlier this week having missed last Saturday’s win over Huddersfiled because of a sickness bug but was again overlooked for selection for Thursday’s Europa League clash.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Read More Read More Skip by Metro More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityCommenting on his continued absence, club legend Martin Keown said: ‘It’s actually becoming embarrassing now the Ozil situation.‘To miss that amount of games is quite remarkable, isn’t it? 100 matches in that period. I would say that is definitely questionable. We don’t know, only the player knows.‘Is he injured, is he ill? One of the things as a player you have got to be available for selection & you want to give consistency. / Full Screenlast_img read more