When Arsenal were scoring 4 goals last weekend some fans and pundits used it as evidence that we don’t need Ozil. If you are being objective, you can’t criticise someone when we are winning without him, and then not call a spade a spade when it’s clear his creativity was missed on Saturday.
When I saw the midfield that was starting against Huddersfield, my reaction was we would get away with it against lesser opposition, but I wouldn’t want 3 defensive midfielders starting most weeks at home. We just about got over the line but surely the German in midfield would have improved our chances of converting possession into chances.
Many gooners support the idea of Ozil joining Ramsey in leaving the club. A stick to beat both with often is the supposed wages they demand. What salary though do you think we took on when swapping Myhkitaryan with Sanchez? Is the Armenian really any less guilty of the weaknesses we label at Ozil? It been mentioned about Iwobi’s improvement. It was hard for the Nigerian not to get better than the previous 2 years, his statistics are shocking for an attacking winger.
Ask yourself this….
0-0 with 10 minutes to go in a Cup Final, who do you trust more to provide the killer final ball or grab a goal, Ozil and Ramsey or Myhkitaryan and Iwobi?
One has the most assists since we brought him, the other scored the winner in 2 out of the 3 FA Cup he’s won. The other two haven’t come close to doing better than that. Given who our owner is, does he have the ambition to replace either with the best possible talent or will he simply try to find value, banking the money he is taking off the wage bill? In other words, with Ozil and Rambo injured we are getting a glimpse into the future that many think will make us stronger?
So, has today made some think twice about taking Ramsey and Ozil for granted?