授权给厄齐尔

The standoff between Unai Emery and Mesut Özil was the contretemps that threatened to define Unai Emery’s Arsenal reign until Granit Xhaka’s ‘are you not entertained?!’ skit on the Emirates turf on Sunday afternoon. In the off-pitch spin war, conducted on social media and in the sports pages, Emery is just not armed to take on one of contemporary football’s slickest PR operations. Emery is not a gifted communicator and is not renowned for his man-management skills either.

Emery has been criticised for his “hokey cokey” approach to Mesut Özil’s inclusion in the team. In fairness, the line seems to be that if the player works hard in training, he will be included in the squad and if he doesn’t, he won’t. That can be a moveable feast according to the player’s efforts at London Colney. A consistent line isn’t always met with consistent results.

That said, there does also seem to be inconsistency in the way Emery treats his players. He has tolerated his captain’s flaws and transgressions with far greater patience than he has his highest paid player. Nevertheless, while Arsenal fail to offer convincing performances, Özil’s PR war is being fought for him. There is no better footballer on earth than the one who is not playing while the team suffers.

How much of a panacea would the German be for the Gunners’ ills on the pitch, away from the digital space where the debate rages? He certainly made a convincing case at Anfield on Wednesday. The gorgeous assist for Maitland-Niles apart, he had a significant hand in both of Martinelli’s goals and in Lucas Torreira’s, providing a significant pass in the moves that led to both goals.

安菲尔德看到厄齐尔在他最好的,在空间中穿梭like a figure skater, finding nooks and crannies and pushing the ball along the turf like a hockey puck. His play was full of those suggestive, almost flirty nudges and flicks that always seem to find their target. He has a sixth sense for making the right decision in the final third. This is Good Özil and if we saw this in near enough every game, there would be no issue.

I wrote a few weeks ago about the greater freedom and the more balanced partnerships in the “cup team”, who have meted out far more fluent, entertaining football than their senior counterparts this season. During a barmy 5-5 draw where both teams consigned defending and structure to the dustbin, Özil was majestic. The question now is whether he can revive the ailing fortunes of “the first team” against opponents who won’t treat the fixture as an afterthought.

这是很难想象的是,球队将与厄齐尔的存在不太流利,尤其是当他们继续拥有他们的中场链接到他们的进攻问题。在政治上,埃默里决定隔离球员是很难计算,因为我们只是不知道是什么在伦敦科尔尼所发生的情况。一个教练应该是他的权利,从玩家惩罚不妥协之内,但我们只是不知道梅苏特的应该嗜睡的程度。

球员的训练数据被张贴在伦敦科尔尼健身房都可以看到,如果厄齐尔的是显着落后他的队友,那么它是有道理的,要采取惩罚性措施。我不认为任何人,更金刚砂的,是真正的暗示梅苏特更名自己作为他的好朋友弗拉米尼,成为脚踝咬中场战士,但仍有待观察红线。

Mesut may be considered something of a relic now- a luxury playmaker in a league drunk on the charms of the high press- but he is still, almost certainly, the most talented player in the squad, even if his performances have been inconsistent for some time now. As recently as August, his status as an unused substitute in the North London derby was scarcely questioned because his stock had fallen so far. As the team has suffered and his fallout with Emery has grown uglier, his cache has grown again.

兵工厂struggle to create a high volume of shots on the opponents’ goal, especially away from home. Last Monday at Sheffield United, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang chased shadows and didn’t manage to touch the ball in the Blades area despite the fact that Arsenal were chasing the game for over an hour. He touched the ball in the penalty area only twice against Crystal Palace on Sunday, where the Gunners created only through set pieces.

Bukayo萨卡结束在布拉莫尔巷播放由厄齐尔青睐10号角色的失败,按理说,一个31岁的世界杯冠军可能有更好的运气那里。埃默里似乎已经意识到,达尼·塞巴洛斯是不是一个真正的10号,而是扮演他左边的稍微渐行渐远的4-4-2反对水晶Palace-然而这并没有油脂阿森纳的创意轮任。

在它面前,厄齐尔放归似乎是一个没有脑子。阿森纳在本赛季已经很少操作任何类型的高速印刷,使得梅苏特的排斥更加类似的战术。然而,厄齐尔只生产了2次助攻,上赛季20点开始。已经试图发挥下垂发金刚砂10号的角色每个人都在努力在一定程度上。乔威洛克已经在连续两场比赛中场休息时被钩最近。

在埃默里的统治开始,他在4231起到拉姆塞在第10位,但它没有工作和拉姆齐很快花了一些时间掉了队。丹尼·塞瓦略斯的表现一直断断续续的,因为他不是一个真正的10,他更喜欢朝左翼漂移,而因为教练更喜欢通过广泛的空间来攻击厄齐尔并没有看着自己在他的埃默里下出场。在埃默里的系统中,数10秒几乎低接触诱饵,使得球可广泛洗牌。

这至少部分解释,为什么厄齐尔一直在努力金刚砂的影响下比赛。他喜欢从占据边路反对自己隐藏起来,而是作为一种手段,最终垂直进展球。已经有垂发金刚砂想如何构建他的攻击,什么梅苏特厄齐尔报价之间的根本冲突。

话又说回来,德国发挥出色对沃特福德,阿森纳流畅的足球罕见的突发期间生产的全回安斯利·梅特兰·尼尔斯一键通到起球皮埃尔Emerick奥巴梅扬。他已经显示出在由线发现汹涌的边后卫情有独钟,谁也不会忘记这个美好的计算尺传球埃克托尔·贝列林,谁后来开球奥巴梅扬起来反对莱斯特上赛季开放的目标?他制作在家类似伯恩利上赛季使锡德·科拉西纳克可以建立奥巴梅扬。

If Emery considers his full-backs as a significant part of his team’s creative arsenal, there are few players better equipped to find them than the German. He had also created more chances than any of his teammates in the 5-0 thrashing of Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup before he was unceremoniously substituted, in what felt like a pointed, punitive gesture from the coach. Özil has played in three games this season now and he has performed well in each of them.

His assist data might never reach the heady heights of 2015-16, but if Emery wants to get his wide players to the by-line and into the avenue of opportunity, there are few better at finding those players. If anything, Mesut can play a valuable “pre-assist” role, but he has to take the responsibility to make that happen and make it happen regularly too, because there is space for him in an Unai Emery team. He might not represent the future, but at the moment, he doesn’t need to.

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