Tony Adams cryptic message is clear, there is not enough quality around Mesut Ozil.
Arsenal and Mesut Ozil have had an inconsistent relationship over the last few years with the German struggling to find his best form.
Ozil signed for Arsenal as a world-class talent from Real Madrid in 2013 and in the beginning, he was pivotal to the club’s limited success.
However, the past two seasons have seen him struggle and opinion is divided on his contribution. But Tony Adams has jumped to the defence of the former Los Blancos star.
According to Adams, Ozil plays just as good as he should play and his efforts are going to waste because the German doesn’t have the right players that can make good use of his services.
Ozil started only his third league game against Leicester City, yet he could not stop Arsenal failing to win for the fifth game in a row, in all competitions.
Talking about the playmaker, the former Arsenal star claimed that:
“He should be the cherry on the cake – but Arsenal hasn’t got a cake!”
To some degree, Adams does have a point, he is certainly top-quality, no one denies that. But there are no excuses for going walkabout, not tracking back and basically not giving a damn.
The reason Ozil so divides opinion is that some of us expect far more from a player of his quality. On the other side of the coin is the Adams brigade who feel it is basically everyone else’s fault.
This debate will rage on, that is probably one of the few things most Arsenal fans do agree on. That and Emery being offloaded.