Crouch flabbergasted at Ozil tweets and his leaks over Arsenal divide

Peter Crouch believes the Arsenal of old would have never allowed Mesut Ozil to tweet so freely while in exile from the first team.

The German hasn't featured for arsenal in nine months, last clocking up minutes against West Ham in March.

His situation at the club has become so dire that Mikael Arteta decided to not include him in his Arsenal Premier League and Europa League squads.

But in his absence Arsenal haven't performed any better. The Gunner sit 15th in the Premier League having lost five from their past seven games, just four points above the relegation places.

To make matters worse Ozil has been active on Twitter, posting comments that suggest division within the club as well as his own personal feelings.

Crouch, though, believes an Ozil comeback wouldn't be healthy for the club nor make a difference.

"I don’t think for one minute that bringing him back — no matter how much of a class player he is — will spark the change they need," Crouch told Mail Online.

"I can understand people asking why Mikel Arteta hasn’t tried it, but the manager has clearly made his mind up.

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"This issue isn’t sustainable. I played for Tottenham, but I have huge respect for Arsenal. The Arsenal I knew wouldn’t have put itself in a position where a player is able to tweet after a game, hinting at division and undermining the manager, as Ozil has done.

"As it stands, Arsenal are heading towards a relegation battle and it shows how badly things have gone since Arsene Wenger left.

"The Unai Emery experiment was a disaster and at the moment you cannot see where the next three points will come from.

"I hear people say they will strengthen in January, but who are they going to buy? More to the point, who is going to want to come to the Emirates?

"Yes, it was all roses in July when they won the FA Cup, but the momentum from that win over Chelsea has completely gone.

"It needs more than Ozil to get it back."

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