Premier League legend Alan Shearer has blasted Mesut Ozil after Arsenal’s embarrassing defeat at the hands of Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday.
The Gunners lost the away fixture 2-1 which meant that this was their fourth straight defeat in a span of 11 days. Arsenal are now 13 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur and their only chance of playing Champions League next season will be to win the Europa League this time around.
The defeat on Sunday has brought in a lot of criticism and one player that has been heavily targeted is Mesut Ozil.
BBC MOTD pundit Alan Shearer has slammed Ozil for his lack of effort on the pitch.
Shearer said: “I think the issue for them is going forward,
“They are not creating enough, especially in the last few weeks. It made it much easier for Brighton to defend. Everything they were doing was in front of Brighton, they needed men to run in behind.
“Mesut Ozil has just signed a new contract – he should have some responsibility.
“He was walking and not running to get the ball back. When you have got attitudes like that then you are going to have serious problems.”
And it is not only Shearer who is frustrated with the German. A lot of other pundits and fans have targeted the midfielder and his lazy attitude.
The former Real Madrid midfielder has always had this languid style of playing football and he has never been one who contributes too much defensively.
Ozil recently signed a new contract with the club making him the highest paid player at the club and then came the sudden slump. As a result of this, the German has become a sort of a soft target for everyone.
It’s high time that other players stood up and shared the blame equally.