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3 reasons why Mikel Arteta is not fielding Mesut Ozil

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Focus on defense

Project Restart’s first fixture saw Arsenal take on Manchester City. To their credit, they carved out chances but were porous at the back. As Arteta had anticipated earlier. David Luiz did not help his cause.

The Spanish tactician’s plan was to keep the Gunners compact and this did not allow him the luxury of having Ozil in the squad.