‘Not cut out for Arsenal’ – Charlie Nicholas tells Mikel Arteta to sell two players

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Charlie Nicholas believes Mikel Arteta should sell two Arsenal players (Pictures: Sky Sports / Getty)Charlie Nicholas has reiterated his belief that Arsenal should sell Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi and says the latter is ‘not cut out’ to play for the Gunners.Both Ozil and Mustafi have endured turbulent spells at the Emirates since they arrived in the Premier League in 2013 and 2016 respectively.While Ozil has scored 33 goals and provided 54 assists in 184 appearances, his influence at Arsenal is waning and Nicholas says ideally he would be sold.German World Cup winner Mustafi, meanwhile, has largely flattered to deceive for Arsenal, although appeared to benefit from the appointment of Arteta before the coronavirus suspended football.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTNicholas, speaking to Sky Sports, said: ‘The problems still facing Arsenal is how do we get Mesut Ozil out the building with the wages he’s on?‘Will he stay and play just because he’s on big money? How do we start to get players like Shkodran Mustafi out the door when they’re on big money?’The Gunners legend added: ‘We’ve had a problem at the top level for a long time. And dare I say it even goes back as far as David Dein not being present any more. Nicholas says Arsenal would ideally sell Mesut Ozil (Picture: Getty)‘We have a problem with identifying players. Then what we did is we started paying £30 million, £40m for Mustafi and defenders who in all honesty, no disrespect to them it’s only my opinion, are not cut out for Arsenal and have not been good enough.‘So they’ve been buying wrong. The players then realise they are not a threat to win the Premier League or we’re out of the Champions League.‘So the hierarchy have got it all wrong.’Arsenal are currently ninth in the English top-flight and are set to face Manchester City on June 17 when the Premier League returns from a lengthy break.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 CityShould Arsenal sell Mesut Ozil this summer?Yes please…0%Nope!0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Tony Adams admits he and Lauren ‘didn’t like’ each other at ArsenalMORE: Mesut Ozil’s agent denies Arsenal star has been ‘dumped’ by Adidas Advertisement ‘Not cut out for Arsenal’ – Charlie Nicholas tells Mikel Arteta to sell two players Metro Sport ReporterThursday 4 Jun 2020 11:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShareslast_img


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