Mesut Ozil reaction at the end of the Brighton game was out of order.
One of the talking points from the 2-1 home loss to Brighton was the Mesut Ozil rant at the end of the game.
No one is sure who he was venting against but vent he did, however, according to former Man Utd and England international Owen Hargreaves, the German playmaker did not do enough in the game to warrant his outburst.
He said, per the Sun: “You can’t play that way and be critical of the coaching staff.
“If he plays with his heart on his sleeve you could accept it, obviously if Freddie say that he wouldn’t be happy.’
“I don’t think it was aimed at Per, it was aimed at Freddie.
“He didn’t do enough, Mesut Ozil.
“To have that reaction… I love Mesut Ozil more than anyone, but he didn’t do enough in the game to warrant that reaction.
“I love him in a functioning team, he’s one of the best creators and best passers we’ve had in the Premier League. He is, he can do that.
“As a football player he’s a beautiful player to watch but his intensity levels aren’t good enough at this level.
“Too many managers have accommodated that and that’s why he struts around and plays that way.
“But essentially if Freddie is going to say ‘I’m going to play you, Mesut, but I need you to lead’. He didn’t, definitely not.
“If you’re a manager at some point there’s got to be consequences for the player. That’s unacceptable.”
I make Hargreaves 100% correct. If there was anyone that deserved to be ranted at it is Ozil and his teammates. Yet again, he never showed up when he was desperately needed. He was not the worst player on the field but he was still woeful.
All that screaming and stamping of feet by some fans to get him back in the team has only shown how poor he has become.
I know some of his supporters will take umbrage to those comments but I will just point to his performances since his return to the team and say, there you go, that is what you wanted and look how he has repaid you.
Arsenal needs fighters in a game, not someone throwing a tantrum after the game.