- MOTD: Chelsea embarass Spurs in 4-0 winPosted 1 day ago
- Revealed: Chelsea Summer Striker ShortlistPosted 2 days ago
- According to Reports, Robin Van Persie is Ready to Quit Man UnitedPosted 2 days ago
- Chelsea star: Mourinho made me tougher, fitter & I’m ready to play more oftenPosted 6 days ago
Arsenal shareholder: Özil needs to improve
Influential shareholder Alisher Usmanov shared his thoughts on Mesut Özil.
Özil, signed from Real Madrid in the summer, missed a penalty in Wednesday night’s 2-0 Champions League defeat at home to reigning champions Bayern Munich. He has been in a slump for many weeks, with many fans tipping the Gunners’ record signing for an extended period on the bench.
Alisher Usmanov, an influential Arsenal hareholder, believes the German can do more: “What do I think about Özil’s performance? My view – Less than his capacity. Why was that? Maybe he was tired.”
Mathieu Flamini did not think much of Özil during Wednesday night’s defeat, verbally remonstrating with the German after a corner. Meanwhile, following boos and Twitter abuse, Lukas Podolski came to his team-mates defence: ‘He’s an outstanding player who wants to make all of us happy in the future,’ he added. ‘A missed penalty won’t change that.’
What did you think of Özil’s performance?