Rio Ferdinand has pinned the blame on Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal teammates for not making runs to suit his supreme passing potential.
Reports on Tuesday morning stated that some players had been angry as a result of Ozil’s lack of effort and his preferential treatment by Arsene Wenger.
Now Ferdinand has claimed that the other players needs to be held accountable for the German’s poor type, writing inside the Evening Regular:
‘Mesut Ozil has come to be an easy scapegoat when points are going incorrect at Arsenal. It’s not fair and it’s not appropriate.
‘There will likely be lots of scrutiny on the midfielder when he returns to Germany with Arsenal to face Bayern Munich inside the last 16 in the Champions League tomorrow evening.
‘It’s accurate that he has gone off the boil of late and Arsenal do need to have him to step up in what exactly is an huge game but, barring Alexis Sanchez, you could possibly say exactly the same about all of the players.
‘It’s quick to blame Ozil simply because he features a languid style. For his game to prosper, he desires other persons to become constantly operating and moving for him, to provide a target. Lately there hasn’t been adequate of that going on. He’s not the kind of player to do it all on his own. He demands his team-mates to help his game come on.
‘People normally question the German international’s record inside the significant games, but what exactly is Arsenal’s record like in the huge games? If they have been sitting high in that mini League of matches amongst the top-six Premier League clubs and he hadn’t scored or made assists, then that would back up the argument.
‘But aside from the Chelsea match in September, none of them has played nicely in these games, so to choose Ozil out is unjust. Arsenal need to give him a brand new contract – they have to have top-class players and he is 1 of them.’