The German had a poor game in the 0-2 loss.
Arsenal started their Champions League last-16 clash with Bayern Munich on Wednesday with a 0-2 defeat at the Emirates Stadium.
Things started well for the Gunners and they won a penalty after 11 minutes, only for Mesut Ozil’s tame effort to be saved by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
Opposite number Wojciech Szczesny was then sent off for a foul on Arjen Robben and although Bayern missed their own spot kick, their one man advantage finally made the difference as goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller ensured victory.
Ozil was singled out for criticism once again as the attacking midfielder’s morale seemed very low as the game wore on and the German has now apologised for the result.
It’s been a difficult period for the 25-year-old recently, after starting brilliantly in north London following a club record £42.4m move from Real Madrid on September 3 2013.
Ozil has scored five goals and provided 12 assists since arriving at the Emirates, but only two assists and no goals have come in 2014.
Many are saying it is because the playmaker is used to having a winter break and the busy festive period in English football has taken its toll on the Germany international.
However, with Arsene Wenger’s side entering a crucial stage of their season it’s unlikely Ozil will get a break anytime soon.
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