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".
Getty 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.
Opta4 The stats show Emery could be right to keep dropping Ozil
AFP or licensors4 Emery believes he will need players with more physicality on the road