Arsenal need to sell Mesut Ozil, says club hero Andrey Arshavin

first_imgAdvertisement Arshavin is a fan of Arteta (Picture: Getty)‘Offensively-wise they are very good and in attack they play very pretty football. It’s good to watch. But defensively – even in my period – Arsenal is weak. ‘Sometimes that is down to injuries and sometimes they don’t have enough experience but I don’t know why this doesn’t change. ‘Regarding Arteta, it was a good choice because he has spent time at Arsenal and knows the club well. He worked next to Arsene (Wenger) and can take good experience from him. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He also has the respect of the club and players. And since he has taken over at Arsenal they have changed: not too much but in a good way. ‘But it is difficult to predict if Arsenal can finish in the Champions League zone, especially in the time we’re in now.’Read the full 888sport interview with Andrei Arshavin hereMORE: Arsenal legend Ian Wright offers transfer advice to Harry Kane amid Man Utd speculationMORE: Rio Ferdinand tells Mikel Arteta to build Arsenal team around three playersFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Coral BarryTuesday 31 Mar 2020 1:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Ozil is under contract until 2021 at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal hero Andrey Arshavin has urged Mikel Arteta to offload Mesut Ozil.The German has impressed since Arteta took charge and has repeatedly insisted he has no plans to leave Arsenal in the near future.Arshavin, who spent four years at the Emirates, thinks Ozil is the wrong fit for the Gunners and criticised a ‘weak squad’.‘As a player of course I respect him. Mesut is a world class player,’ Arshavin said speaking exclusively to 888Sport.ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live‘But for me personally he slows down the game. I would prefer to use another player. Mikel, as we can see, is the opposite and plays him a lot. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He has improved his game at Arsenal but still in the future I do not see him there.’‘For me Arsenal’s squad is not balanced,’ he continued. Comment Arsenal need to sell Mesut Ozil, says club hero Andrey Arshavinlast_img

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