We think that Arsenal fans are split over Mesut Ozil and his lazy-looking body language and c’est la vie attitude, but we always assumed that he was a much better player when he linked up with the Germany national side. Everyone knows that Ozil comes from a Turkish descended family, but he really annoyed the Germans when he was snapped alongside the Turkish despot Erdogan. He has also bought a million-pound mansion near Istanbul and will be getting married to his Turkish-descent fiancee after the World Cup.
But now it seems that we can add sulking to Ozil’s repertoire, as because of the German supporters giving him grief, he decided to ignore them before the defending Champions first World Cup match against Mexico.
He has certainly upset the German legend Lothar Matthaus who has feels that ozil has not helped to improve his popularity with the fans. “I emphasise: I have no problem at all that Ozil does not sing along with the anthem. This is up to each player, whether he has German, Turkish or African roots,” Mathaus said. “But what I have observed after the anthem in Moscow made me very angry. Ten German players have waved into the audience, giving the fans a sign. Only Ozil didn’t.
“This makes it obvious to me that Ozil doesn’t understand why there are such great discussions in Germany about him. He’s unaware of what people in Germany expect from a national player.
“It would have been right to make a commitment to Germany after the error of the Erdogan photo, to open to the fans.
“What displeases me is that his body language is negative. He is in the game without joy. I often have the feeling that on the pitch Ozil doesn’t feel comfortable in the DFB jersey, is not free, almost as if he does not want to play.
“There is no heart, no joy, no passion. I think he will retire from the national team after the World Cup.”
That sounds pretty much like Arsenal fans after Ozil played in the Europa League semi-final defeat to Atletico.Here’s a thought; As he seems to like spending most of his time in Turkey, maybe we could sell him to one of the big teams over there and he could retire from Arsenal as well?