Arsenal manager challenges overlooked Mesut Özil to show some pride

  • Mikel Arteta prepares for Norwich’s visit on Wednesday
  • Matteo Guendouzi also needs to show right stuff, he adds

Mikel Arteta wants Mesut Özil to feel “hurt and disappointed” at his continued absence from the Arsenal team and has again challenged the player to show he is prepared to operate at his full potential over the remainder of the season.

Özil has not featured since the Premier League restarted, remaining on the bench at Brighton and Southampton after being dropped from the squad that faced Manchester City. Arteta said after the defeat at the Etihad Stadium that he would select the playmaker “when I think he can give his best”.

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