The Arsenal attacking midfielder has made just one Premier League appearance this season.
Some Arsenal fans are taking to social media to plead the case for starting Mesut Ozil against Sheffield United on Monday night.
Ozil has only been seen in first-team action twice this season, starting in a 2-2 league draw against Watford and a 5-0 League Cup win over Nottingham Forest.
Unai Emery has chosen to go with Dani Ceballos for the majority of matches, who has chipped in with a goal and two assists since signing in the summer.
However, during the international break there was a sign that Ozil could once again be gearing up to feature.
Goal.com report that the 31-year-old took part in a closed door training match against Reading last Friday, alongside others such as Kieran Tierney, with Emery looking to keep players not taking part in international action up to speed fitness wise.
Although Ozil's form has dwindled from the scintillating highs of his 2015/16 campaign, when he created 20 assists and scored eight goals in all competitions (Transfermarkt), there's still feeling amongst some fans he can produce for Arsenal if given the opportunity.
Whether Emery chooses to give him that chance remains to be seen.
There are continuing reports this month that the attacker is on his way out of the club in the upcoming transfer window (The Mirror).
Fans nonetheless remain eager to see him pull on an Arsenal shirt, with this lot taking to Twitter to share their thoughts this week ahead of Monday's match against the Blades...
Personally would love to see ozil start on Monday and totally rip it up— The Real Red Pieman (@carlyboyharding) October 16, 2019
Emery gotta give Ozil a chance behind Pepe, Laca and Auba..— E Huncho (@EmanRicardo) October 16, 2019
Dear @UnaiEmery_ I believe it is time to play Ozil. His existence by itself create a winning mentality to others. The opponents also are more nervous when they see him in the field. You do not get what you need from him but use whatever he offer. He has more than you need.— SAMSAM (@Dinbilo) October 16, 2019
Would you play Ozil against Sheffield United??? Are you seriously posing this question to me??? I would play Ozil against any team in the universe. Alien teams and all. @MesutOzil1088 @Arsenal pic.twitter.com/iEhY5ZBxmq— Mike Lewis (@MrMichaelLewis) October 15, 2019
Please can @UnaiEmery_ do @Arsenal fans a favour this week against Sheffield United to start @MesutOzil1088 , Pepe, @LacazetteAlex and @Aubameyang7 in the same line up to celebrate ozil birthday.— Elfaris (@elfaris24) October 15, 2019
I think it's time to show our concern as a true fan@AFTVMedia
Ozil is more technically gifted than anyone else in arsenal but still doesn't start big games ♂️— (@DanAzeem) October 15, 2019
Start Ozil— OreAFC (@OreAFC) October 16, 2019
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