Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has admitted that it is “very difficult” for Mesut Ozil to break into the “evolving” team.
Arteta has excluded the German playmaker Ozil Arsenal’s matchday squad for the first three games of the new campaign
‘The Gunners’ have won their first two Premier League games of the 2020/21 season and walked away with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in the Carabao Cup third round on Wednesday night.
Ozil, whose contract is set to expire next June, did not play for Arsenal towards the end of last season and hasn’t played featured this campaign. His last appearance for the London club was back on March 7.
“The team is evolving, and you can see the level they are achieving. We want to evolve more and play better, so we need to maintain that,” said Arteta.
“I try to select the players that are, in my opinion, in better condition. We are picking players we believe are the best for each game and as you can see, we keep changing.
“You can see … that it is very difficult – not just for Mesut but for some to make the squad. Every week, we try to pick the right players.”
Arteta’s troops will tackle PL Champions Liverpool in the league on Monday away at Anfield.
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By FARPost Reporter