Why Arsenal must get rid of ‘moody’ Mesut Ozil after missing North London derby

IT will be difficult to create a market for Mesut Ozil in January, but Arsenal must sell the moody forward next month.

His fan club will inevitably point to his performance against Leicester earlier in the season, when he tortured the Foxes with a first-class display.

Why Arsenal must get rid of ‘moody’ Mesut Ozil after missing North London derbyGetty Images – Getty9 Arsenal need to get rid of Mesut Ozil after the diva missed his third game in a row
Why Arsenal must get rid of ‘moody’ Mesut Ozil after missing North London derbyGetty Images – Getty9 Finding a club wanting to sign Ozil could prove difficult in January though

The reality is that Ozil is a diva, trying to play the game on his terms after his relationship with Unai Emery crumbled before Sunday’s North London derby.

Judging by their spirit against Spurs, they can move on without him.

THE Holmesdale Fanatics made all the difference at Selhurst Park on Saturday after returning to Crystal Palace for the first time this season.

The noisy Ultras withdrew their support in August after a row with the club over their demands to move to a new position behind the goal.

Why Arsenal must get rid of ‘moody’ Mesut Ozil after missing North London derbyGetty Images – Getty9 The Holmesdale Fanatics were back at Selhurst Park this weekend – and so was a win for Crystal Palace
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But with Palace struggling to recreate their famous atmosphere and failing to win at home, the Fanatics announced on Friday that they would be back for the Burnley game.

Judging by the racket they made, urging Roy Hodgson’s players on to a rare home win, the Fanatics made all the difference.

THE Copa Libertadores second leg should be cancelled for good after the shameless marketing ploy to move it to Madrid.

River Plate and Boca Juniors must play it within the spirit of the competition, agreeing to meet each other in the second leg in Buenos Aires.

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Why Arsenal must get rid of ‘moody’ Mesut Ozil after missing North London derbyAP:Associated Press9 The prestigious match is set to take place in Real Madrid's Bernabeu next weekend

That is where the game was due to be played and they cannot allow a few knuckleheads to stop supporters of both Argentinian clubs to watch their teams in the final of such a prestigious competition.

TOTTENHAM faced the usual cheap shots after losing the North London derby 4-2, but this has still been a hugely successful week for them.

To beat Chelsea 3-1 and to summon the resources to find a way past Inter Milan is very impressive.

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One defeat, even in a North London derby on enemy territory, does not ruin a season.

ASTON VILLA are on a big run under their astute new manger Dean Smith.

They have a cavalier style, showing no fear after beating second city rivals Birmingham just days after winning at Derby 3-0.

The crazy 5-5 at home to Nottingham Forest aside, they underlined their promotional credentials again at the weekend with a thumping 3-0 victory at Middlesbrough.

If then beat West Brom on Friday, Villa will start to think they can go on to pinch one of the automatic promotion spots before the season is out.

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