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Sky Sports pundit Phil Babb has revealed Arsenal are better off without Mesut Ozil.
The pundit revealed the German is a luxury player the Premier League side could do without.
Ozil has been in and out of the Arsenal team this season. The playmaker whose current contract expires at the end of the campaign has been struggling with a knee injury, but the Gunners haven’t missed him.
Arsene Wenger’s side have won six out of seven in all competitions, only one of those Ozil started. And Babb isn’t surprised.
He says the German isn’t a team player and the Gunners are a stronger side with the midfield maestro not around.
“This is my personal opinion, I think Ozil is a luxury player,” he said on Sky Sports News.
Ozil has won three FA Cups since he joined Arsenal in 2013
“I think in the modern-day Premier League you need work-rate, you need pace.
“Ozil plays and strolls around the pitch in his own fashion.
“Yeah, technically very, very gifted but I think you have to play at a certain intensity. So he’s a bit of a luxury player.
“Take him out of the side, put someone else in that’s got a little bit more energy.
“The proof’s in the pudding isn’t it, they’ve won more games without him in the side.”