It would have been great to be a fly on the wall during Arsenal’s team meeting after the Chelsea game.
Arsene Wenger watched his side’s title hopes all but ended by the Blues as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge.
However, according to the Telegraph, there was no ranting and raving from the manager, and their post-match debrief was conducted in much the same way as it always is.
The newspaper’s correspondent Matt Law has claimed, though, that there was unrest surrounding Wenger’s perseverance with Mesut Ozil.
The Germany international performed poorly again, and there have to be serious questions raised over his mentality.
Few players seem to lack appetite like Ozil, especially when it really matters. And unfortunately, players with that problem rarely win titles.
On his day, the playmaker is undoubtedly one of the few world-class players at the club.
Yet, too often, it isn’t his day, but Wenger refuses to drop him.
The Gunners boss can’t risk alienating one of his star men, especially as he’s yet to sign a new contract, so that could explain a further motivation for keeping the faith with him.
If things don’t improve, though, it could well influence the club’s decision whether to let him go if another big side comes calling this summer.