Mesut Ozil has called the Arsenal second-half capitulation against Watford annoying and one has to consider that a magnificent understatement.
First and foremost have a quick read of what Ozil wrote on twitter and then let’s see if the second half really was just annoying.
Two points dropped. Annoying second half, in the end we have to settle for a disappointing draw. Let's try to bounce back soon. Thanks for your support at Vicarage road ❤ #M1Ö @premierleague @Arsenal pic.twitter.com/lT5Kf8cjpN
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) September 15, 2019
Now, OPTA did a series of tweets with some statistics which included Arsenal facing 31 shots from Watford, that is literally the highest ever that Arsenal have had against them, well since OPTA started collecting data.
Another appalling stat is that since the start of last season Arsenal is joint top with Brighton in conceding the most penalties, ten.
But hold up, it gets worse, since the start of last season there have been 14 errors directly leading to goals by Arsenal players, that is two more than any other Premier League club.
Now, if that is just annoying I would hate to think what Ozil considers a disastrous second-half performance. Remember, the penalty, the errors were all in the second half which makes those statistics so pertinent.
I am not digging out Ozil but I am highlighting the attitude that he is displaying, to me it is just not acknowledging how calamitous that second half was, it was literally one of the worse performances I have seen from Arsenal in a second half.
There have been some terrible second halves from Arsenal in the past but they have generally been against a top-six side, not a team that is rock bottom and 2-0 down.