The reasons why Arsenal boss Unai Emery is right to drop £350k-a-week Mesut Ozil for tough away games

UNAI EMERY risks a massive bust-up with £350,000-a-week superstar Mesut Ozil over his plans to continue dropping the German for tough away trips – but the stats prove he is right to do so.

The Arsenal boss left Ozil on the bench for the 2-1 win at Bournemouth because he feared he could not handle their "physicality".

The reasons why Arsenal boss Unai Emery is right to drop £350k-a-week Mesut Ozil for tough away gamesGetty Images – Getty4 Unai Emery risks a row with Mesut Ozil given his plans to drop him for tough away games

Ozil, 30, sat out the win after a run of three straight draws threatened to derail the Gunners' bid for a Champions League spot.

And now the Daily Mail report Emery is willing to swing the axe again if he feels his side "need more physicality and work-rate" on the road.

The former Paris Saint-Germain head coach was initially peeved at Ozil's performance in the 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace earlier this month.

World Cup-winner Ozil was subbed off and threw a tantrum as he left the Selhurst Park pitch.

The reasons why Arsenal boss Unai Emery is right to drop £350k-a-week Mesut Ozil for tough away gamesOpta4 The stats show Emery could be right to keep dropping Ozil
The reasons why Arsenal boss Unai Emery is right to drop £350k-a-week Mesut Ozil for tough away gamesAFP or licensors4 Emery believes he will need players with more physicality on the road

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