Mesut Ozil names fellow Arsenal outcast most ‘underrated’ footballer he’s played with

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With out-of-favour Arsenal superstar Mesut Ozil out of the first-team picture as the side continue to struggle, the playmaker has engaged in a Q&A on Twitter this evening.

Ozil, who has now not made the matchday squad for a run of 34 competitive games, was asked who the ‘most underrated’ football that he’s played with is.

The attacking midfielder has been part of one of Werder Bremen’s best sides in recent history, a star-studded Real Madrid team and of course the Gunners.

With that in mind his answer certainly holds weight, Ozil handed fellow Arsenal outcast Matteo Guendouzi these honours.

Guendouzi’s heated actions in a defeat to Brighton in the second game of last season’s restart saw him cast side and loaned to Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin this season.

Guendouzi has established himself as a quality player for the Gunners after arriving from Lorient in the summer of 2018, but the apparent behaviour and attitude that’s seen him ousted has perhaps led to his ability being somewhat ‘underrated’.

This answer will certainly be a bit hard for Gooners to take considering that the disastrous run Mikel Arteta’s men have been on has drawn them into a relegation battle this season.

All the while, a technically-gifted playmaker in Ozil who could possibly solve the side’s creativity issues and a talented youngster in Guendouzi are out of the first-team picture.

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  1. Arteta’s EGO and uncalled beefing with players coupled with his insensitivity of the Teams status is hurting the fans and everyone at Arsenal. Ozil must be given a chance same for Saliba.
    Guendouzi is a player you cannot just surrender to leave the club. Team performance can be highly affected by the Coach than jus a single player. If the Coach failed to Manager his players he can never get the best out of them. Fear and disrespect takes over the dressing room. His desired systems cannot be managed with such players. Most of them are meant to be Squad players not for a serious team searching for Trophies. Would love to see Rogers or Allegri at Arsenal come next season. Both would have seen the importance of Ozil this season.

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