One of the factors that fed into the idea that Mesut Ozil was misunderstood in England was the constant faith that a hugely successful Germany manager in Joachim Low had in him as part of his hugely successful German team.
Despite his struggles and criticism at Arsenal, 5ft 11in Ozil had been a near constant in the world champions’ side throughout but this summer changed all that.
As the Germans crashed out of the World Cup in the group stages, Low lost faith in Ozil, dropping him from the side after a 1-0 opening day defeat to Mexico.
That creates a major conundrum for new Arsenal manager Unai Emery; if Low, who knows Ozil so well and surrounds him with compatriots around whom he feels at his most comfortable, lost faith in him, how does he go about getting the most out of him?
We put the question to you and the solution is clear – the signing of a proper defensive midfield player in Lucas Torreira to create a proper platform behind Ozil is the answer, as you can see from the results below…
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