Arsenal totally over-ran Everton on Sunday with a record amount of shots on target for this season, and Mesut Ozil himself was sublime with an assist and a goal and creating 8 chances for his team-mates, sending Everton into the relegation zone and putting the final nail into Ronald Koeman’s coffin.
But according to the Gunners legend Ian Wright it is easy for the German to perform against smaller teams but he has developed a reputation for going missing in the bigger games against the top sides. Wrighty was asked what he thought of Ozil’s record of 43 assists in 123 games and he replied: “It’s a fantastic statistic,”
“The thing that’s going to happen with Mesut is this.
“As long as he doesn’t do it in the so-called bigger games, then whenever he does it against an Everton side that are trying to find their form, people are going to point their finger at the fact Everton aren’t playing well.”
“I am desperate for him to do that in those bigger games,”
“I’m desperate for Mesut to stay at the club and continue in this way against everybody.”
So the question is: Is this true? Or do Arsenal fans just use Ozil as a scapegoat when the whole team plays badly against the bigger sides?