First of all I have to say before I go on to talk about this rumour concerning the Arsenal and Germany midfield star Mesut Ozil and our manager Arsene Wenger that it does not come from a named source but rather that old press favourite ‘sources at Arsenal’ so we have to realise that it may not actually be true.
It would not surprise me to hear that a story giving a negative spin about something to do with Arsenal had been made up, and with a lot of talk in the media recently about his attitude and commitment to the cause, Ozil is an easy target for such stuff.
Incidents like his failure to track back and give any help to the defence in the buiold up to the contentious penalty awarded against Hector Bellerin at Watford on Saturday do not help the German, though, and only make it easier to believe the report by Metro that people at Arsenal are becoming very concerned about Ozil.
The problem is his lack of effort, and this time we are not talking about his performances during a match, but in the training sessions. If this is true then it cl;early reflects badly on the play maker and will infuriate Arsenal fans who pay to see him.
It looks even worse for Wenger, though, because the boss brought him on in a hard fought and tight game at the weekend when he had Jack Wilshere desperate to get on and help the Gunners to secure a victory we ended up not getting.
If Wenger is aware that Ozil is not giving enough effort in training, who is more to blame for his performance against the Hornets?