- Mesut Ozil might be needed in Arsenal's midfield after Leeds United draw
- The German midfielder has not featured for the Gunners in any competition this season
- Ozil's deal with the North Londoners expires in the summer of 2021
Manchester United legend Patrice Evra has lashed out at Arsenal for playing hide and seek with Mesut Ozil after recently lamenting the lack of creativity in the team.
The North Londoners slid to 11th on the Premier League table after their frustrating goalless draw against Leeds United at Elland Road Arena.
They also suffered a red card with Nicolas Pepe handed marching orders six minutes into the second half.
Mikel Arteta has frozen the German midfielder out of his team following his refusal to register him for any competition since his arrival in the summer.
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Ozil's current deal with the Gunners expires in the summer of 2021 and the club wants to endure him till his deal runs out about eight months from now as reported by SunSport quoting Sky Sport.
However, after losing four and winning four of their first eight EPL games, some are of the opinion that what Arsenal lack is a playmaker who will link the midfielders and attackers.
And they believe Ozil can get the job done, especially with their recent formidable defence in a five-man system. But Evra told Sky Sports:
“We talk about creativity. I always say when Auba doesn’t score Arsenal are going to be in trouble. We talk about creativity, where is Ozil? We play that game ‘where is Wally?’
“We should do a new version with Ozil because we are talking about a lack of creativity so what’s the problem?
“I know sometimes he is lazy running back but we are talking about creativity now so where is Wally? Where is Ozil?”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Mikel Arteta has condemned Nicolas Pepe's headbutt incident during Arsenal's 0-0 draw against Leeds United at Elland Road.
The Cote d'Ivoire international headbutted Ezgjan Alioski after he was frustrated by the Macedonian star all through the game.
And the Gunners had to play with ten men for the remaining 40 minutes and were lucky to escape with a point.
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