Former Premier League golden boot winner Kevin Phillips believes Arsenal boss Unai Emery has given up on Mesut Ozil.
The 46-year-old, who describes himself as a fan of the Gunners, does not see a future for the German World Cup winner under the current manager.
Ozil, who signed a new contract with the club months before Emery’s arrival, has featured just once for him in the Premier League this season.
“It’s amazing we’re talking about Mesut Ozil in this kind of way, because has been a truly world-class player,” Phillips said to TalkSPORT.
“I’m sure Unai Emery has tried to get the best out of him, but he’s probably given up now. He’d probably rather work with someone else who wants to play for Arsenal and get the best out of them.