Arsenal fans can’t get over Mesut Ozil’s latest role

Arsenal fans have taken to social media in hysterics after seeing Mesut Ozil deployed at left-back for Fenerbahce.

The Gunners were eager to see the back of the former German international, with the player deemed a luxury player that doesn’t do enough tracking back or defensive work, but ironically he has been deployed in defence for his new club.

Many fans cried out for Ozil to be given another chance in the team, while the majority were of the theory that he wasn’t worth the monster wage-packet that he was cashing week-in week-out.

That is all behind us now however, but that hasn’t stopped Arsenal fans from talking about our former star-man, even if it is based on shock.

Some moved to joke that we should return him to North London thanks to our dire options at left-back even, thanks to the departures of Sead Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles in January.

One former player who would likely back the idea is Armand Traore, who recently claimed that having a right-footed player playing at left-back brought an imbalance to the team, when speaking to Astro SuperSport following their coverage of our loss to Aston Villa.

Is it weird to see Ozil playing as a defender and helping the team out, when he used to be berated for not helping out retrieving the ball?

Patrick

Tags Fenerbahce Mesut Ozil

21 Comments

  1. S says:

    Armand traore lol.
    He left in 2011 and never came close to top flight quality since

  2. Peter Shaw says:

    When was he ever our star man? This oik was a liability from start to finish. Arrogant and thick skinned to boot! Nasty piece of work. There are others in the premiership that can thread neat passes about – you can see them every week! Our own stupidity in giving him that silly contract serves us right. I only hope we learn from it. No wonder our owner doesn’t want to entrust any more money into the hands of our embarrassing transfer team.

    1. Zicky says:

      Hey Pete ,seems you want some ozil fans to attack you rn,Lol.

    2. Phil says:

      Seriously PAL- Ozil was anything but a liability when he came to us. When did we break our 9 year trophy drought? It was the 2013-14 season. The same season Ozil signed. We also won two other trophies in the next 3 seasons. Just saying PAL

      1. jon fox says:

        A lover of ancient football history, I see! Shame about the last five years then!

        1. Phil says:

          I was just answering the point PAL- whereas whatever you post often needs clarification that it’s hasn’t contradicted a previous comment. Ha Ha

      2. Loose Cannon says:

        the year Sonogo joined.What an effect it had on the dressing room that we went to break our drought. Give credit where it is due. Thank you Sonogo for joining us and help us win silverware

    3. Ashbotton Groove says:

      This statement is baseless and full of hate. How could you speak of Özil in such derogatory manner? A player who carried our midfield department on his shoulders until the arrival of that clueless Emery who knows nothing about creativity. Arsenal have not recovered from that creative deficiency till date. Days of Özil’s active regime was the last time we saw Arsenal doing more than 10 shots on goals. Today we hardly witness more than 5 in a given match. The moment Mesut was frozen out of Arsenal squad, good football was frozen out.

      1. Henry Rwizi says:

        You are 100 percent correct even Arteta is clueless he contributed on the departure of our midfielder maestro will forever miss him

  3. Zicky says:

    Lol,kinda funny though,I guess we bring him back and use him as back up for KT.

    1. OPALEYE ABBEY says:

      pls help me beg arsenal players to win this weekend

  4. Arsenal2win says:

    The presence of Ozil in Arsenal attracted Sanchez, Lacazette, Auba & the likes. He also brought an end 2 our title drought. Ozil should be celebrated in Arsenal, not lambasted thru ignorant criticism.

    1. Wyoming says:

      Ozil did not win any titles with Arsenal.

      1. Phil says:

        Do you want a list of all the players other than Ozil from 2004 who also didn’t win a title? Or is Ozil the only player responsible ?

    2. Zicky says:

      I always knew the ozil fans would comment

      1. jon fox says:

        And the antis too. Never miss a chance to tell everyone what a fraud this man was. Trouble seems to be we have not learned our lesson. Willian, Auba too.

    3. Chempausha austine says:

      100% right. Master Ozil. A good farm is spoiled by a foolish man. The moment Wenger left, it was the beginning of nightmares.

  5. Reggie says:

    Give it a rest the bandit has gone to pastures new.

  6. Chuma Ikeazor says:

    Is there any way you guys can let Ozil go, politicians and football do not mix, the dude is a damned politician that took Arsenal fc for a ride, playing 3 good seasons out of 8 does not make you special, he had issues with our coaches except Arsene Wenger. He has issues with German FA & & he is still Saint Ozil? Let him play wherever he wants and we see how long the romance will last before he feels he is bigger than the Coach of his home Club.

  7. Markz G says:

    Ignorant critics. Ozil was world class and is still a beauty to watch. We lost the key to open up low defensive blocks. Attractive football is no longer our portion. Ozil can play any role he is assigned to (LW, RW, his favorite no 10 or LB)as he is naturally intelligent. We shall see him help Fernabahce win the Turkish Super lig which many of Ozil’s haters don’t wanna see…, 🤦😝 Congratulations
    to the Author for monitoring the progress of our players (including those who are on loan in other clubs) plus our former players who all form an important fabric of the culture and heritage of The Arsenal.

  8. Benjamin says:

    Wow. A great player we lost. Definitely not as a left back

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