Both Ozil and Sanchez didn’t get started for Arsenal within the zero-zero draw in opposition to Chelsea the day before today.
The German was once absent with a knee harm and the Chile megastar got here on as a 2d-part exchange.
Pundits for the reason that recreation have claimed the Gunners carried out better at Stamford Bridge, the place they accumulated their first level there in six years, as a result of Sanchez and Ozil didn’t get started.
But Burley does no longer agree fully and says handiest Ozil is surplus to necessities.
“I don’t buy into this argument with both players,” he stated on ESPN FC.
“I’d handiest purchase into it with Ozil. I feel there would nonetheless be a spot in there for Sanchez and also have Arsenal cast and workmanlike but no longer either one of them.
“I feel he’s (Ozil) vulnerable bodily, I by no means see him make a take on.
“I do know Sanchez can perhaps select up on his angle doubtlessly but I feel for those who glance again earlier than all this saga with the on-off transfer and the contract, there wasn’t a participant who attempted to chase down extra and take a look at to make tackles than Alexis Sanchez.
“So you recognize you’re going to get that if his angle’s proper.
“What I know with Mesut Ozil is, through the way in which he has contract problems as smartly, is that he doesn’t make tackles, he does’t chase again and he simply fills a hollow and will get himself inside of 5 or 10 yards but by no means shut sufficient.
“So for those who don’t get it on the ultimate 3rd finish of the pitch, you don’t get the Ozil magic, then you definately’re getting actually not anything.
“So I feel Arsenal can do without that but I don’t assume they may be able to do without Sanchez.”