Is he right to say this?
Germany legend Oliver Bierhoff thinks that Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal teammates are currently letting the playmaker down.
The midfielder has been heavily criticised this season for his lack of form, and was particularly singled out for a poor performance in the Gunners’ 5-1 defeat away at Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
He has been accused of having an ability to perform in big-stake games by his fans, but Bierhoff thinks this is unfair treatment of the German star,
‘If I look at Ozil, who was singled out following the 5-1 loss to Bayern, in that match there was not much support for a player like Mesut, who lives on his footballing qualities,’ Bierhoff told Sport Bild.
‘The team let him down a bit.’
There is a possibility of Ozil moving on from Arsenal at the end of the season, with just a year remaining on his current contract. It’s possible that he could decide against agreeing a new deal and look for a new club.
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10