Mesut Ozil ‘urged to fight for his future’ by Arsenal boss Unai Emery as doubts continue over back injury

UNAI EMERY has reportedly urged Mesut Ozil to fight for his future at Arsenal as doubts continue to rise.

It is understood the Gunners boss will not commit wholeheartedly to keeping Ozil long-term but is willing to allow him to show a positive reaction.

Mesut Ozil ‘urged to fight for his future’ by Arsenal boss Unai Emery as doubts continue over back injuryAFP or licensors7 Unai Emery has urged Mesut Ozil to fight for his future at Arsenal
Mesut Ozil ‘urged to fight for his future’ by Arsenal boss Unai Emery as doubts continue over back injuryReuters7 The Gunners playmaker missed Arsenal's last two Premier League matches – against Bournemouth and Tottenham

The playmaker, 30, has missed Arsenal's last two Premier League games, the victories over Bournemouth and Spurs.

But the club insist he had a back injury – they said the same when he missed the Fulham game in October.

According to the Mail, though, Emery still has Ozil in his plans at the Emirates but must see an improvement in attitude.

The German is expected to miss the trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United tomorrow night as he continues to recover from the back spasm it is claimed he sustained last Tuesday.

Latest Arsenal newsMesut Ozil ‘urged to fight for his future’ by Arsenal boss Unai Emery as doubts continue over back injuryExclusive'I'M NO FOOTIE THUG' Grandad who threw banana skin at Arsenal star insists ‘I’m NOT racist’ Mesut Ozil ‘urged to fight for his future’ by Arsenal boss Unai Emery as doubts continue over back injuryCLASSY ARSENE Wenger's gentlemanly reaction to Mbappe rejecting Arsenal shows his class Mesut Ozil ‘urged to fight for his future’ by Arsenal boss Unai Emery as doubts continue over back injury'difficult to control' Pochettino hasn't talked to Dier about his taunting of Arsenal fans Mesut Ozil ‘urged to fight for his future’ by Arsenal boss Unai Emery as doubts continue over back injuryGossipGUNNERS NEWS Emery rules out keeping Ramsey, Gunners duel Spurs for Rabiot and Isco is eyed Mesut Ozil ‘urged to fight for his future’ by Arsenal boss Unai Emery as doubts continue over back injury'We're awful.. but I like it' Emery loves that he has brought the nastiness back to Arsenal Mesut Ozil ‘urged to fight for his future’ by Arsenal boss Unai Emery as doubts continue over back injuryCAR CRASH TV Pogba sticks tongue out on arrival at training as Mourinho takes swipe at MUTV Mesut Ozil ‘urged to fight for his future’ by Arsenal boss Unai Emery as doubts continue over back injuryGolden loot Man Utd earn just £2.85m in World Cup payouts while City top with nearly £4m
Mesut Ozil in all competitions 2018/19

Games: 12

Starts: 10

Minutes played: 883

Goals: 4

Assists: 1

Chances created: 22

Passes: 540

Passing accuracy: 87 per cent

Shots: 6

Touches: 666

Wins: 7

Win percentage: 58 per cent

Mesut Ozil ‘urged to fight for his future’ by Arsenal boss Unai Emery as doubts continue over back injuryGetty – Contributor7 Emery revealed Ozil trained alone as his side prepare to take on Manchester United

Emery said yesterday: "Today he was working alone, I don’t know if he’s OK for Wednesday.

“I said yesterday he’s had backache since last Tuesday. He couldn’t play in Kiev or yesterday.

“At the moment, I don’t know if he can play in Manchester."

It is understood some individuals at the club felt Ozil could have made himself available for the North London derby.

Mesut Ozil ‘urged to fight for his future’ by Arsenal boss Unai Emery as doubts continue over back injuryGetty – Contributor7 Man-of-the-moment Lucas Torreira will have a new midfield partner at Old Trafford
Mesut Ozil ‘urged to fight for his future’ by Arsenal boss Unai Emery as doubts continue over back injuryGetty – Contributor7 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will look to add to his ten Premier League goals

And the report suggests Emery and Ozil held a frank conversation at the end of last month to outline his expectations from the World Cup winner, especially his work rate.

Ozil – who signed a new £350,000-a-week deal in January – has endured a difficult season under the new boss.

With 51 assists in his 152 Premier League appearances, Ozil forged a reputation for his supplying of goals but he has managed just one across all competitions this season.

ARSENAL TEAM NEWS Ozil uncertainty, Aubameyang not fully fit and Xhaka out as Unai Emery plots Man Utd downfall

Emery admitted he did not even know if the German was at the stadium for the 4-2 victory over Tottenham nor when Ozil sustained the back spasm.

But as SunSport exclusively revealed, Inter Milan are interested in handing the German an escape route out of the Emirates.

Mesut Ozil ‘urged to fight for his future’ by Arsenal boss Unai Emery as doubts continue over back injuryGetty – Contributor7 The Gunners thumped Tottenham 4-2 in last weekend's North London derby
Mesut Ozil ‘urged to fight for his future’ by Arsenal boss Unai Emery as doubts continue over back injuryGetty – Contributor7 Unai Emery's side are fourth in the Premier League after 14 games

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *