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3 reasons why Mikel Arteta is not fielding Mesut Ozil

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Mesut Ozil remains a polarizing figure at the Emirates Stadium as he enters the final year of his £350,000-a-week contract.

There is no denying that fact that Mesut Ozil is the most technically gifted player at Mikel Arteta’s disposal. After failing to feature for Unai Emery at the start of season following a day-time mugging attempt, he has been a first team regular.

To his credit, Ozil have tried to add another dimension to his game. His work rate improved under Arteta and he was integral to their impressive performances.

But in accordance with the unwritten Gunners law, all defeat are Ozil’s fault, he continues to be the scapegoat.

Project Restart has seen Ozil suffer the same fate. It seems his resurgence has been forgotten and all fingers are pointing at him again.

However, there is more to Mikel Arteta not fielding Mesut Ozil in Premier League’s return. Here are the three reasons why the German playmaker has not featured for Arsenal.