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Arsenal already have an alternative to Mesut Ozil, time to use him

Dani Ceballos should be given the time to prove he is more effective than Mesut Ozil.

When a player, any player, loses form then it is in both his best interest and the club that he is stepped down and another player is given the chance to do a better job.

The problem with that on occasions is what to do when you have no reliable alternative and to some extent that has applied to the Arsenal players that could replace the German midfielder.

There are some younger players in the team, Joe Willock for example that has been tried just behind the strikers but he has not proven to be too much of an upgrade on Ozil. Inexperience, confidence and awareness are contributing factors for sure and hopefully, in time the likes of Willock will show that they have the capability to step up.

In reality, the only player that could step into Ozil’s shoes right now is Dani Ceballos. He has been given a chance I will admit and not quite made the breakthrough we had all hoped for. However, he has shown, both for Arsenal and Spain, that he certainly has the talent to take the “number 10 role”

But some context is required, Ceballos was brought into a team very low in confidence under a manager that…