You have to feel for Arsenal fans at the moment – things have gone from unbearably predictable under Arsene Wenger to full-on crazy under Unai Emery.
The Mesut Ozil situation is absolutely bizarre, with the German playmaker largely frozen out by Emery for much of this season.
It’s not clear quite what the Spanish tactician is thinking with Ozil, but he’s now suddenly put him back in his starting XI to take on Cardiff City tonight.
Oh, and he’s captain for the evening as well. Cool.
Arsenal fans are largely pleased with the news, to be fair, as they’re just glad to see the 30-year-old back in action, though for how long?
If Ozil continues to miss most games for the Gunners, he surely won’t continue at the club for much longer, and a start in what should be an easy win against Cardiff tonight is not exactly the biggest show of confidence from his manager anyway.
Here’s some reaction to the team news…
— Eldon Langat (@Kevlan_) January 29, 2019
Ozil is starting
And he is even the captain
Did Emery make a mistake with the team list?
— Adedayo Bamgbose (@bamdayo) January 29, 2019
— Sunny (@Mr_Chonu) January 29, 2019
Ozil must be as confused as anyone at this point
— Mark Williams (@ibemarkwilliams) January 29, 2019
Ozil assist today. It is written
— Dantala (@Blanncc_) January 29, 2019
Ozil doesn’t play for weeks and now he’s captain? WTF lol
— Caleb (@Kahhhlib) January 29, 2019
This jerking Ozil around is stupid. Don’t make the squad, don’t play, oh here, be Captain today.
— Kelly Wood (@kmwood02) January 29, 2019
— EugeneMcb (@irish_gunner) January 29, 2019
— Crispiest Plantain In The Bowl. (@Ejiketion) January 29, 2019