31 October 2019 02:33
Adrian Durham says Mesut Ozil succeeding at Man Utd would be embarrassing for Arsenal Mesut Ozil joining Manchester United and solving their creativity problems would be "embarrassing" for Arsenal and head coach Unai Emery, claims talkSPORT host Adrian Durham. Ozil has played just twice for Arsenal in all competitions this season ahead of Wednesday's Carabao Cup tie against Liverpool. The German has been left out of Emery's recent match-day squads but is set to feature in some capacity against Liverpool at Anfield. Legendary United midfielder Paul Scholes claimed last week Ozil could be a good short-term option for his former side, who have been struggling to score goals this season. Hello and welcome to Anfield for the fourth round League Cup clash between Liverpool and Arsenal.
Both sides are one game away from the quarter-final, and face off in a mouthwatering clash this evening. For Unai Emery, the game represents an opportunity to relieve some pressure after inconsistent results in the Premier League. The Gunners blew a two-goal lead against Crystal Palace on Sunday to draw 2-2, and were beaten by Sheffield United the game before. Speaking ahead of the match, Emery sent a rallying call to Arsenal fans: "We need them. We need to be strong inside.
But before we won a special and different match in the Europa League with a very good connection with our supporters. "The challenge now, we know, is we need to improve our control of the game, to play better in our style and idea, to do one step ahead, to be strong." We'll have all the build-up, confirmed team news and live updates of the game right here. Get the biggest Arsenal stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes that a good performance from Mesut Ozil against the Reds in the Carabao Cup will not be enough to put his Arsenal career back on track. The World Cup winner was named in the starting line-up for Arsenal's Carabao Cup fourth-round clash at Anfield, making his return after a long outcast from Unai Emery. Arsenal fans have made it clear in recent matches that they want to see more of the former Real Madrid star but Emery has been unmoved as of yet in the Premier League, instead utilising other options. While some may believe that Ozil could play his way back into the side with a good performance against Jurgen Klopp's side this evening, Carragher is not convinced that will happen. "I don't think so, I don't think the manager rates him. Maybe that's the wrong word but he just doesn't like him and certain bits about his game," he told Sky Sports. "Unai Emery has been at the club now for 18 months and Mesut Ozil, technically, is probably the best player in the squad but there is no place for him in the team. "I don't think him being in the team tonight and potentially lighting up Anfield will necessarily put him straight back in the 11, although it will probably but him closer. Get the latest Arsenal news Stay up to date with all the latest Arsenal news from James Benge and the team at football.london across our social media channels. Twitter: You can follow our dedicated Arsenal Twitter account, and our senior football writer James Benge. Facebook: You can follow our Arsenal page here Instagram: Follow our Arsenal page here WhatsApp: Click here to enroll or text NEWS to 07557204612 and then add the number to your phone contacts book as arsenal dot london (case sensitive, with spaces) to receive daily updates and breaking news on Arsenal. Your phone number won't be shared with any other members of the group. Click here for more information on the service. "He should come up here tonight and light up Anfield when you consider the two teams. He's a World Cup winner, by far the most famous player on show so it should be a game where he can excel. "But I don't think his performance tonight will affect where his Arsenal career is heading."