Arsenal boss, Unai Emery, has explained his decision to drop Mesut Ozil to the bench following Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Bournemouth.
The 30-year-old Ozil has started ten Premier League matches for the Gunners this season
However, he had to settle for a place among the substitutes as Emery switched to a 3-4-3 formation at Dean Court on Sunday.
Ozil was not used in the game as he remained on the bench as Emery instead introduced Matteo Guendouzi, Aaron Ramsey and Eddie Nketiah in the second half.
“We thought about how we can be better in the match today, with a very demanding match physically with their intensity against us and we came to that decision,” he told Sky Sports.
“But every player is important. Also today we tried with three centre-backs. It’s another opportunity to improve and find our best performance.
“It depends on how the match is coming and how the result is coming during the 90 minutes. I decided for another option.
“The result is very important. We spoke in the dressing room at half-time,the process is our mentality The result is very important.
“When they scored we needed to keep calm, keep control and get better in small things on the pitch.
“We knew this was a difficult stadium. For them it was an important match so I am very happy for the players and the supporters, who pushed us today