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Former Arsenal star offers an insight into why Unai Emery is not picking Mesut Ozil

Former Arsenal player turned academy manager Per Mertesacker has given insight into how frustrating it can be to play alongside Mesut Ozil and potentially the reasons behind his lack of game-time under Unai Emery.

The German star has divided opinion throughout his career and particularly at the Emirates due to his relaxed approach to football.

Ozil has been strong from an assists point of view but his approach has been criticised on occasions by pundits and fans alike.

The 30-year-old has starred for long periods for Arsenal since arriving from Real Madrid in 2013, but this season he is yet to feature in the Premier League.

Mertesacker has now opened up on what it’s like to work in tandem with Ozil. Whilst the defender admits he could not help but be amazed by his talent, the way the…