ARSENAL fans have found one major flaw to Unai Emery's reasoning for dropping Mesut Ozil for the 2-1 win over Bournemouth.
The Gunners boss played three at the back with Henrikh Mkhitaryan in midfield ahead of the German playmaker.
Alamy Live News3 Mesut Ozil was benched for yesterday's win over Bournemouth
But the Armenian star put in an horrendous display and came in for fierce fan criticism as Arsenal scraped to a nervy 2-1 win.
Explaining his reasoning yesterday, Emery said: “We thought how we can be better in the match today, which is very demanding with the physicality and the intensity, but every player is important.
“[Bringing Ozil on] depended on how the match was going, how it is going in the 90 minutes, and I decided for another option.
"In the beginning of the season we were speaking every day about being organised and competitive – and it’s the same today.
Reuters3 Henrikh Mkhitaryan put in a dreadful display in the nervy victory
PA:Press Association3 Unai Emery's reasoning for the snub has baffled Arsenal fans
“Also today we tried with three centre backs like we’ve done at some stages this season, and it’s another possibility for us to improve and find our best performance.”
But fans have hit back calling that essentially rubbish – as Ozil has no decent replacement if Emery feels the need to turn to Premier League flop Mkhitaryan.
I really dont understand. Miki was soo poor today and emery just insisted on leaving him on pitch instead of Özil? Doesnt make any sense
— Mesut27210 (@mesut27210) November 25, 2018
His Alternative is Mikhitayran. Is this really a discussion?
— NTP (@NieThePiet) November 25, 2018