Saturday was a good day to be a Gooner, not only did Arsenal win but we saw a fantastic performance from Dani Ceballos and so you would have thought that everyone would be happy.
Well, that is not quite the case because, for some reason, it seems that the win and Ceballos performance is being used by some as a stick to beat Mesut Ozil with.
Anyone reading some of the comments on here or doing a quick search of Twitter will see for themselves exactly what I am referring to.
— Robin Lipscomb (@RALipscomb) August 17, 2019
Can you extend your sick note please Mesut
— Jason (@JasonJhuti) August 17, 2019
Ozil is finished at this club mate.
— Martin C (@Martin150975) August 17, 2019
Now, I will say that the majority are positive but there is a sizeable minority that simply cannot help themselves when it comes to the former German international.
I am not sure why the brilliant Ceballos display reflects badly on Mesut Ozil, if anything the young Spaniard looked more a replacement for Aaron Ramsey than Ozil.
Then there is the brutal truth that we did not beat Liverpool at Anfield, who knows how Ceballos will perform on the road against a top-six team.
Don’t get me wrong, I expect him to play very well, I believe he is something special but one game does not win the Ballon d’Or.
No one has any idea how yesterday would have turned out if Ozil would have played, it could have been 4-1 for all we know and who is to say that Ozil and Ceballos cannot play together in perfect harmony, maybe the young Spaniard will bring out the best in the experienced German and visa versa.
I fully understand why so many fans have little time for Ozil, I personally do not rate him as highly as I once did but to criticise him when he never even kicked a ball seems a little misplaced to me.