Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey may be two of the first-choice regulars for Arsenal (when fit), but they would not be in Ray Parlour’s team.
According to the Arsenal great, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott are the best midfielders in the current team.
When asked by a fan his first-choice midfield from the current squad when everyone is fit, the 41-year-old wrote on Sportlobster.com: “Oxlade Chamberlain, Wilshere, Sanchez, Walcott are probably our best midfielders although Ramsey played well tonight.
“A holding midfielder like Matic is vital though when you see what he’s done at Chelsea. We’re missing that.”
When asked by another Arsenal supporter how Mesut Ozil fits into the team, Parlour wrote: “Ozil should play down the middle for me but there’s such competition for places. Which is a good thing!”
How does Mesut Ozil fit into this team? Ozil should play down the middle for me but there’s such competition fo... http://t.co/v4TfEMDNfn— Ray Parlour (@RealRomfordPele) November 26, 2014
It could be that Parlour sees Ozil playing behind the striker and that is why he does not include the Germany international in his four-man midfield, but the ‘snubbing’ of Ramsey stands out.
The Wales international was Arsenal’s best player last season, but he has not quite reached those heights so far this campaign.