ARSENAL MANAGER Unai Emery declined to publicly assure Mesut Ozil’s future at the Emirates Stadium after once more leaving the playmaker out of his first-team plans.
Ozil was excluded from the Gunners’ matchday squad as they faced north London rivals Tottenham in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie.
Without the former Germany international Spurs ran out 2-0 winners , Heung-Min Son and Dele Alli scoring for Mauricio Pochettino’s team.
This latest snub means Ozil has made just two appearances for Arsenal in more than a month, including 20 minutes off the bench in Sunday’s 3-2 defeat at Southampton.
But Emery repeatedly dodged questions on the possibility of a sale in January while insisting the decision was “tactical”.