While I am a big fan of the Arsenal and Germany play maker, I have to admit that all the recent criticism of Mesut Ozil has been on the mark and well deserved. Our number 11 was largely anonymous once again in the Premier League win over Hull City and that makes it three games in a row when the attacking midfielder has been challenging for the role of worst player on the pitch.
The fact that we all know that Ozil has the ability to be the best player on the pitch makes his bad games all the more frustrating. Mesut playing the way he has in our last three games is not going to be much help in the massive Champions League away game at Bayern Munich, but an in form Ozil could help Arsenal to upset the odds and reach the quarter-finals, and I think that this draw against the German champions could be just what the doctor ordered.
Ozil was recently voted the best player by the German public and he does tend to turn it on against Bundesliga clubs. If I was Wenger I would be having serious words with Ozil and telling him straight that his form needs to show a big upturn in Munich.
We do have options after all, with Iwobi and Oxlade-Chamberlain both playing well at the minute, but will Wenger stick with Ozil and will the chance to shine in his home country again get the best out of him?