Gilberto Silva, a title-winning star of Arsenal’s past has said Arsene Wenger should have resigned from the club in 2017 and Unai Emery needs to start using Mesut Ozil.
His words, “When Arsenal won the FA Cup against Chelsea that was a good moment for Arsene (to leave) in my mind.
“But, of course, I know Arsene very well, he is a football man. He loves the game, and he loves Arsenal.
“You have to respect someone like that and let him leave on his own terms.
“At the time when he won the FA Cup it was also difficult to find someone to replace him.”
On Ozil, he said, “A player of his calibre cannot be on the bench, in my opinion.
“People are always trying to find something to talk about Ozil – why is he not playing and, when he is playing, why is he not playing well?
“This kind of player, you have to give them responsibilities. What’s the best way to give him responsibility? Put him on the field!
“Right now it’s down to the manager. It’s a good challenge for Unai.
“What’s the best setup for the team? Why not find a way for the team to play and find a place for him, where he can be important for the team?
“I think for Arsenal fans it’s difficult to see him on the bench.”