Opinion: Portantino and Social Media

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Alan Smith slams Unai Emery as he finally starts Mesut Ozil for Arsenal against Liverpool

first_imgAlan Smith slams Unai Emery as he finally starts Mesut Ozil for Arsenal against Liverpool Read More Bukayo Saka starts after being benched on Sunday, while in-form striker Gabriel Martinelli – who scored twice in the previous round – leads the line for Arsenal.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has also made 11 changes from the side that beat Tottenham at the weekend.Welsh defender Neco Williams, 18, makes his debut for the Reds while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain lines up against his former side.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Reacting to Ozil’s return, Gunners hero Smith told Sky Sports: ‘There will be a lot of eyes on Arsenal, and a lot of eyes on Ozil and how he plays.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘With the captaincy thing, there are five nominated in that dressing room, and he is clearly not within the circle of trust as it were in terms of the squad to attack the Premier League.‘From Ozil’s point of view, he’s got to try to reach the standards that he can, and I’m not a fan of leaving him out of every matchday squad.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I’ve felt like he has always been worth having at least on the bench, even if the manager feels he doesn’t fit into the style of play that he wants.‘He’s such a talented player so it’s good to see him in the squad and it would be good to see him having an influence on this match.’Under-fire Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka did not make the trip to Anfield so defender Hector Bellerin has been given the captain’s armband. Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling / Top articles 1/1 by Metro Full Screen Read More Comment About Connatix V67539 Coming Next ADVERTISEMENT Video Settingscenter_img Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE PLAY Advertisement Read More Skip 1 min. story Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 6:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link704Shares Read More Skip Ad SPONSORED Mesut Ozil starts for Arsenal in their cup clash against Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Alan Smith has slammed Unai Emery over his treatment of Mesut Ozil after he finally returned for Arsenal for the Carabao Cup clash against Liverpool.German World Cup-winner Ozil has only made two appearances for the Gunners this season and been left out of six successive matchday squads.He has been named in Arsenal’s starting line-up for the fourth-round cup clash at Andield, however, with Emery making 11 changes to the side that drew with Crystal Palace on Sunday. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Advertisementlast_img read more