I sometimes find it hard to muster up anything positive to say about our club, with Arsenal sometimes even pushing me to the point where I do not look forward to seeing them play, so perhaps we can imagine howe the players must feel the same way at times.
Having said that, the likes of Mesut Ozil are very well paid to do their job while us fans pay to watch them or buy some Arsenal merchandise, so we expect these well rewarded folk to at least put in a shift when they pull on an Arsenal shirt and that is something that Ozil has been accused of not doing at times.
There was even a report the other day claiming that people at Arsenal were concerned that the German was not even putting in the effort in training, and a Metro report explains that the reason for this is probably Ozil’s anger at what he sees as the failure of Arsene Wenger in the transfer market this summer, when the Frenchman did break the club’s spending record on Lacazette but also made a net profit. This news does not come from some random pundit either, but from the former Gunner Robert Pires who has been working with Arsenal behind the scenes.
Pires said, ‘Ozil is a warrior who wants to win something,’ Pires told SportBild.
‘To me, he seems so angry about the fact that Arsenal hasn’t put together the team with which he can make a difference.
‘They only spent money on Alexandre Lacazette. That’s not enough to compete for the top spots.’
So not only has he spilled the beans about what has been going on with Ozil, he seems to agree with the German’s idea about the boss and the Arsenal board’s transfer failings. So is Ozil right with his attitude to the club, or should he just get on with doing what he is paid to do and leave the running of the club to Wenger?