That is the opinion of New York Times journalist Rory Smith.
Ozil neglected the Zero-Zero draw at Stamford Bridge towards Chelsea because of a minor knee harm.
Alexis Sanchez began the sport at the bench, approaching as a second-half exchange for Alexandre Lacazette.
Smith reckons Gunners midfielder Granit Xhaka particularly enjoyed not having Ozil within the aspect.
“It looked to me a little bit like some of the players maybe enjoyed not having Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez in the team,” he stated on BBC Radio five Live.
“Not as a result of they don’t like them, or they’re unhealthy folks, or they don’t percentage the similar pursuits.
“But as a result of I feel they really feel, in several tactics with either one of them, beneath drive after they’re within the workforce.
“I feel Alexis Sanchez is not at all times useful relating to chastising his team-mates.
“I feel Ozil possibly, in particular with Xhaka, it gave the impression as though Xhaka enjoyed the truth that there wasn’t Ozil making no matter runs or actions that Ozil makes that doesn’t swimsuit Xhaka.
“I feel Xhaka was once in point of fact excellent the previous day and he appeared to thrive from the truth that neither Sanchez or Ozil have been there.”
Arsenal are again in motion towards Doncaster within the Carabao Cup the following day (7.45pm).
Ozil will omit the sport as he’s but to recuperate from his harm.