Ian Wright says Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta must ditch three players and tells club to pay Mesut Ozil to leave

IAN WRIGHT is urging Mikel Arteta to ditch three big-name Gunners and wants Mesut Ozil paid off unless he earns a January recall.

Emirates legend Wrighty believes youngsters like William Saliba, Emile Smith Rowe and Joe Willock should oust top summer signing Willian, Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac.

And after a tough Boxing Day clash at home to Chelsea, the former England striker claims sixth-bottom Arsenal must beat Brighton and West Brom in the next week

The Gunners have lost eight of their first 14 games in their worst ever start to a Premier League season, netting just 12 goals.

And Wright told Optus Sport’s The Kelly and Wrighty Show: "With the manager and the players he’s picking now, I think people like Emile Smith Rowe and Joe Willock and those guys, I’d like to see them have a chance.

"That’s simply because you’re looking at the Willians, it’s not happening and he’s not playing well. 

"Why are you playing people like Kolasinac? Why are you playing someone like Mustafi?

"I’d rather see Saliba who is playing in the Under-23s, I’d rather see Smith Rowe and I’d rather see something different."

Some pundits want under-fire boss Arteta to recall ex-Germany playmaker Ozil, who last played in March.

And Wright certainly thinks it's time Arsenal made a blunt decision.

He said: "I would say to the people upstairs: give Mesut Ozil the money if you’re not going to play him and move him on. 

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"Same with Kolasinac and same with those players that are in and around the club and aren’t going to contribute. 

"That’s what he needs, players who are contributing. 

"Arsenal have to realise they’re in a situation that can get worse and if they do lose those games against Brighton and West Brom… those games are must-win games." 

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