League Cup, Arsenal defeated Leicester City to advance, Özil continued to miss the big list. After the game, Gunners coach Arteta bluntly stated that the team is better than Ozil, so he was not selected for the list.
Arteta said: "The team is growing and you can see the level they are reaching. This is where we are now. We want to grow further, play better and be more competitive. The performance is very satisfied, they make it difficult for the coaching staff to select players."
"We pick the players we think are the most suitable for each game. You can see that we have been training, and this is what we are trying to do. You can see that our players are changing, not just for Ozil, for others. It is difficult for players to enter the team. Every week we are working hard to select the right players. I understand and respect the questions you have raised, but I must treat my work as fair as possible. I try to choose those in my opinion A better player."