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3 Arsenal players who should be getting more playing minutes

Subhadeep Roy
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3.74K   //    08 Jan 2019, 20:16 IST

Arsenal FC
Arsenal FC

Arsenal have not been doing very well under their new coach Unai Emery of late. They are at 5th position in the league table currently and will find it difficult to finish inside the top 4. They have obtained 41 points from 21 matches so far. In the process, the Gunners have also conceded 31 goals, and their defence has struggled against the big teams. 

Moreover, they have also lost most of their matches against the top teams so far. They have lost to Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea, drawn with Manchester United and won only against Tottenham Hotspur. They suffered a humiliating 1-5 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield only a few days ago. They have also won only 12 out of their 21 matches so far.

To make matters worse for them, Aaron Ramsey, the midfielder who is into his 11th season with the Gunners, is probably going to leave the club soon. In this article, we look at the 3 Arsenal players who should be getting more game time:

1. Mesut Ozil:

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil

The 30 year old Ozil is one of the most experienced and successful footballers in this Arsenal squad. He has played 212 matches and scored 41 goals for the Gunners after signing in 2013. However, he has played in only 16 matches this season and should definitely be getting more playing minutes.

Arsenal have found it very difficult to win against big teams, and unless they are able to beat at least some of the top teams, they can not finish inside the top 4. Ozil could help them create more goal-scoring opportunities against the top teams.

Ozil is one of the few players in this Arsenal squad who can hold on to the ball and dribble well. He is also an astute passer in the final third and has the ability to score important goals too. Moreover, with Ramsey's departure, Arsenal would be needing a creative player in their midfield. Ozil can very well provide that much-needed creative influence.

Ozil still has a few years left in him at the top level. He can still be of great use to this Arsenal team and can contribute significantly. It is now for Emery to decide whether he wants Ozil to stay at Arsenal and play for them on a regular basis.

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