Nacho Monreal has blasted reports suggesting Arsenal team-mate Mesut Ozil and boss Unai Emery have had a bust up. Ozil was left out of the squad that beat West Ham United 3-1 with Emery claiming that the German was suffering from a cold and was unable to play.
That kicked off rumours that all was not well between the duo as Emery did not see him fitting in with the way he wanted Arsenal to play going forward.
However Monreal says all such talk is not true and has been blown all out of proportion.
“People have been a bit unfair with him,” Monreal said ahead of Spain’s UEFA Nations League opener against England on Friday.
“He is a very famous player and obviously people love talking about him. Recently, it is always bad things. Like last time, he was sick and that’s why he didn’t play.
“People started to invent that he had a problem with the manager. It wasn’t like that. He got a cold, he was sick, that’s it. That’s why he didn’t play.”