Does Ozil’s lack of defensive acumen really make him a liability?
Here’s what former Arsenal player Stewart Robson said to ESPN about the German superstar:
“In recent weeks [Ozil] has been the worst midfield player for Arsenal. Other players have done much better, been more effective than him… I think the Arsenal crowd are suggesting his work rate hasn’t been particularly good.
He has a problem. When he’s out on the left hand side, when the opposition’s right back starts to get forward, [Ozil] doesn’t want to go back. That means one of the [Arsenal] midfield players has to go [out of position] to defend out there.
Ozil’s had a good season. Don’t get me wrong. But he hasn’t been the outstanding player for Arsenal.”