Arsenal suffered a 2-0 defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League at the Emirates on Wednesday night. The Gunners went down to 10-men after goal-keeper Wojciech Szczesny was given the marching orders for a foul on Arjen Robben inside the penalty box.
While Arsenal fans feel that the red card was bit harsh, there was little sympathy shown for the record-signing midfielder, Mesut Ozil, who has had a shocker of a game. Not only did he miss a penalty in the first half, but his body language and overall involvement to the game earned huge criticism from the fans.
Arsene Wenger said after the match that the Germany international lacked confidence. Many even suggested that Ozil should have been taken off instead of Santi Cazorla.
The criticisms can be harsh, but with just 26 passes in the entire match, surely you expect more from a record-signing player. Let us take a look at some of the reactions about Ozil’s performance:
Worrying thing about Ozil has to be that his body language screams ‘disinterested’. Just seems to be moping around.
— Doron Salomon (@DoronSalomon) February 19, 2014
Ozil moving like a slug.. Man always looks baked .. Wenger please slap him
— T-Boy (@dontjealousme) February 19, 2014
I would have taken ozil off and left cazorla on when the red card happened
— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) February 19, 2014
Ozil has been a disgrace tonight. Barely looks interested. Body language pathetic. Cost £42m
— James (@writtenoff_mufc) February 19, 2014
Ozil just isn’t arsed.
— Rich Laverty (@JournoRich) February 19, 2014
Ozil has not been worth the price tag at all yet, nowhere near the level of Fabregas while he was at Arsenal
— Matt Craig (@MattHDGamer) February 19, 2014
Ozil needs dropped. He has been a coward tonight. His teammates must be livid with him.
— Graham Ruthven (@grahamruthven) February 19, 2014
Share your thoughts on Ozil’s performance. Are the criticisms justified?