Former Arsenal legend Tony Adams comes out in defence of Mesut Ozil.
Arsenal’s match against Brighton was yet another sad tale in a season that looks to be heading towards a disastrous ending.
The Gunners were beaten 2-1 at the Emirates by Brighton on Freddie Ljungberg’s first home game as their interim manager.
The team was quite poor in the first half and they went behind to the impressive Seagulls before the break.
A good start to the second half helped them get an equalizer but they lost their momentum and Neal Maupay scored the visitors’ winning goal ten minutes from time.
Several players were frustrated by the team’s overall performance and Ozil seemed to be angry at Alexandre Lacazette after the final whistle.
The German was shown shouting towards the French attacker after the final whistle and Tony Adams has come out in his defence, and he seemed impressed by the German’s reaction to the result.
‘I don’t mind that actually,’ Adams told Premier League productions as cited by Metro Sports. ‘There’s a little bit of spirit there. I don’t mind that.
‘Maybe he should have done it before the game. Before the game take that attitude on to the pitch.
‘The game’s gone now, it’s all over.
‘If he’d got the frustration out before the game and say ‘I’m really go and run around and do my stuff today’. He’s frustrated, obviously.’