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Arsenal legend Ian Wright praises Emery’s ‘nerve’ to drop Ozil

Arsenal legend has been singing the praises of Gunners boss Unai Emery for having the cojones to drop Mesut Ozil at the weekend.

Under the previous regime of Arsene Wenger, big name players such as Ozil were almost afforded undroppable status, no matter how they performed.

However, with the Wenger days behind Arsenal, his successor, Unai Emery, took the bold decision to leave the clubs top earner on the bench for their weekend trip to Bournemouth, with the Spaniard suggesting that the German wasn’t up for the fight.

The North London club eventually ran out 2-1 winners thanks to a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang second-half winner, and speaking on Monday night about the decision to drop Ozil, Gunners legend Ian Wright was full of praise for Emery.

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“He makes decisions because they are best for the team,” Wright said on BBC Radio 5 live.

“He’s not afraid to say ‘you know something, I don’t think I’m getting enough out of you’ and against a Bournemouth side he’s got the nerve to drop him. It’s up to Ozil to kick on.”

“He [Emery] is very, very good for Arsenal.

“You can say Ozil is on X amount, but he is a professional footballer and he has got to get on board, he has got to kick himself on.

“But I want to focus on Emery, as a team Arsenal players know that ‘if I’m doing well the manager will pick me, it doesn’t matter who you are, he will stick by me'”.

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