Mesut Ozil calls on Arsene Wenger to invest in 'reinforcements' or they will not challenging for league next season
Mesut Ozil has called on Arsene Wenger to invest in the Arsenal squad this summer, to stop the Gunners falling down the Premier League pecking order.
Arsenal are currently 11 points behind league leaders Leicester City and the German playmaker has warned that with Pep Guardiola heading to Manchester City next season, the Gunners “need reinforcements”.
“We know that it will not be easy and that we need reinforcements if we want next season to be on top here again,” he told Welt am Sonntag.
“It is again interesting to see who invests in who and how much the clubs do during the summer break.
“In addition, great coaches are coming into the league. I am thinking primarily of Pep Guardiola. Wherever he has been, he had success. He is a coach, keen on playing and his teams are feared.
Who is playing for their Arsenal future?
Has Arsene Wenger lost faith in the towering German? It appears so. Time and time again in the Gunners’ big matches this season he has been dropped for Gabriel or Laurent Koscielny. Will he be content to stay as a squad player next season?
While it looks very doubtful both he and Mertesacker will be sold, there is a good chance one will. The Brazilian just has not settled into the Premier League yet. He will have to show he can handle it in the top flight in the final eight games to prove his worth to the squad.
It has been a season of ups and downs for Arsenal’s current longest-serving player. He usurped Olivier Giroud as the club’s first-choice striker, but he has only scored in two of the Gunners last 18 matches. He needs to be in the goals over the next eight games or you’d have to imagine Wenger will welcome offers.
A centre-back, a right-back or a defensive midfielder? Chambers has failed to excel in any position this season.
Back at Arsenal after a disastrous loan spell at West Brom in which he only made one appearance. If he fails to have any impact until the end of the season, he will find himself in the deadwood category of Wenger’s squad.
A sad tale, but if he does not recover from the serious thigh injury that has ruined his season and play again in this campaign then the will realistically be no other option than to let him go. His contract runs out at the end of the season.
Has not got anywhere near his potential after his £15m move from Southampton in 2011. An important season finale awaits for the 22-year-old.
Displaced by Nacho Monreal as the first-choice left-back this season, Gibbs will have to make the most of his chances until the end of the season.
“I wonder what he will do with Man City. He will be imprinting his football in England and people will be surprised.”
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