You might say that Michael Owen has a problem with the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil, but that would be a massive understatement. It would also ignore the fact that it is everything about Arsenal that the pint sized pundit has a problem with.
I think that Ozil is just the focus of Owen´s anti-Arsenal sentiment, because his ongoing campaign against our star midfielder cannot be based on any real evidence. I am not sure if the tiny former striker has been watching our games or whether he has been looking at the wrong player, because his reiteration of the claim that Ozil is not as good as Raheem Sterling seems stubborn at best. Moronic and blind would be more like it.
As the good people at Squawka.com helpfully showed in their report about Owen´s ludicrous claim, Ozil´s stats are much better than the Liverpool youngster´s, even his goals per game ratio this season, which is pretty damning when you consider that Sterling is played as a striker and Ozil´s job is to create and keep the ball moving. Other critics of Ozil, like Paul Scholes have now accepted that our playmaker is playing much better but not the chump from Chester.
You would think that Ozil´s two assists which helped Arsenal into the FA cup final, followed by an ineffectual performance from Sterling as Owen´s former club crashed out would have tempered his attitude, but he was reluctant to give the German any credit. And his grudging assessment of the Gunners and our brilliant form just goes to show you what a fool he really is.
Owen said, “That second goal will go as an Ozil assist but it was all to do with Sanchez and the mistake. I think Ozil is a very good player, and it’s ironic we were talking about crisis at Arsenal only a few months ago. They were struggling around fourth, are they going to get into the top four, knocked out of the Champions League, hanging on in the FA Cup.
“All of the a sudden it looks like they’re going to win the FA Cup and come second in the league. It looks like it will be a decent season for Arsenal, a very good season for Arsenal. It’s amazing how the game can change in the space of a month or so.”
It´s like magic eh Michael? Nothing to do with us, especially Ozil, actually being good at football or you getting all your predictions of doom for Arsenal totally wrong. Maybe this all stems from Owen being bullied by Jack Wilshere after he cowardly punched Cazorla in the back while playing for Stoke.
Whatever the reason, his comments have become a joke, nicely ridiculed by Arsenal fan website Arseblog. Surely it is time for BT sport to get this muppet off our TV screens. Now is a good time to watch the video below showing Owen being a complete twonk to a 13 year old keeper and getting stick off Neville Southall for it.