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Unai Emery has been told by former Arsenal striker Paul Mariner to part ways with ex-Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil this summer.
The former Gunners star believes Ozil isn’t living up to his billing and it’s high time Emery sanction his move away from the Emirates Stadium.
According to him in an interview with ESPN, the German is a player with huge potentials and skills, and he’s someone who can put up fine display whenever he is in great form.
“The sort of football he was playing for Germany at the World Cup and playing for Arsenal, he was sensational,”
Nonetheless, Mariner believes the 31-year-old has lost his fear factor and he should be released by the North London club.
“But this guy has fallen off the map for me…So I think the club should pay some of his wages and offload him” he told ESPN
Mariner further express concerns over the huge amount of money Ozil receives as weekly wage and he admits the player hasn’t done enough to merit the pay.
Ozil is obviously not the same player he used to be during his day at Santiago Bernabeu, judging by his performance throughout the previous season.
The German managed just five goals from 25 Premier League matches all through the 2018-19 season and he struggled to get into the first team of Unai Emery mid-way last season.
Should Emery listen to Mariner’s advice, then the Gunners will begin intense search for his suitor after Fenerbahce officially pulled out of the race for his signature.
United were once linked with his services in January but nothing concrete came out of the report.
The Red Devils are no longer chasing after the playmaker’s service despite Paul Pogba’s shaky future at the Theater of Dreams.