Mesut Ozil the stinker! Arsenal fans see £350,000-a-week German star get laid into
Tony Cascarino tears into Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil’s performances ‘have stunk’ in an Arsenal shirt claims pundit Tony Cascarino.
It was no secret that Ozil was almost out-of-contract before Arsenal gave in and offered him a massive £350,000-a-week deal, especially as they literally just let Alexis Sanchez leave for Manchester United and did not want to lose another big named player.
There has been some suggestion in the media that Unai Emery does not like the style of play of the German, and does not want him in his squad any longer, that is why the former Real Madrid ace has made just one appearance in the Premier League this season, which came in the 2-2 draw with Watford.
And Cascarino is shocked by the German’s willingness to sit on the bench and fail to grasp his opportunities, ttelling the Weekend Sports Breakfast “A lot has been said about Ozil, there’s one thing from the outside that bothers me.
“Certainly from a World Cup winner, a very experienced player, been a captain – is how comfortable he seems to feel with him saying absolutely nothing about being left out, been dropped from squads. nAnd I’m not thinking there should be this huge battle and him saying things in the press.
“But I feel like there needs to be much more fight from him to be in this team or to be part of this squad. Some of his performances stunk of no real inner fight to actually prove that he is going to take a game by the scruff of the neck.”
Arsenal chief Raul Sanllehi recently told Mesut Ozil he needs to step up in order to win back his Arsenal place, telling the Arsenal forum: “Unai has had many good players in other teams also, and he has always followed the same policy.
“That is to try not to make any distinctions, play the ones who work hard in training and reward the effort with playing time. There is nothing against Mesut on the contrary and I hope we get to see him much more in the next games because his qualities are without question.
“But he needs to contribute 24/7 and that’s what Unai expects from him. It’s not that he’s not working so well, but there are others who are deserving more playing time, but Unai can’t treat him differently than any other player.
“You may have read that Unai has put a barrier up, but nothing at all like this has happened.”
Even if Ozil picked up his performances, which he probably wont, there is a feeling that these are his last few months at Arsenal.there is a feeling that these are his last few months at Arsenal.there is a feeling that these are his last few months at Arsenal.
So maybe the best thing for him to do is leave the club?