It’s probably too late in some Gunners fans eyes for Ozil to redeem himself after years of sub-standard play and effort, but there are still a section who hold out hope that the 31-year-old will somehow return to his Real Madrid pomp.
On Monday’s evidence, it looks like that is a long way away at the moment. Indeed, the majority of Arsenal supporters were displeased by what he offered up against the Hammers.
There was a golden opportunity for him to get on the scoresheet towards the end of the first half, but he mistimed his header and made a mess of it.
Gunners Sphere has taken a look at the fan reaction below:
This Ozil guy should leave this club
— Tope (@Lawal_9) December 9, 2019
Someone please tell ozil to leave I have had enough
— 00 (@__Chuku_) December 9, 2019
I DONT CARE IF UR AUBA LACA OZIL WHOEVER U SHOULD PLAY FOR THE SHIRT OR LEAVE SIMPLE #WHUvARS
— Aubameyang SZN (@GoonerDaniel) December 9, 2019
Ozil is a finished player… He needs to leave England for China or MLS
— Babajide (@am_jaido) December 9, 2019
The supporters simply won’t stand for his lack of effort and work-rate anymore, that much is clear. They’ve been saying it for a while now, but Monday had the feel of the final straw for the Gunners faithful.
However, there were some good old fashioned Arsenal fans who merely wanted to lay into the playmaker for this specific performance, which they didn’t feel was good enough.
Where’s Ozil? #afcbiggameplayer?
— Doug (@AFCDoug) December 9, 2019
We badly badly need a centre back and an attacking midfielder in January somehow.
Ozil is finished.
— ™? (@AfcNas) December 9, 2019
You watch players like Maddison and Grealish and then you watch Ozil. Worlds apart now.
— Benjis Durgkamp (@afc_ramble) December 9, 2019
Watching Ozil sums up Arsenal. Never thought I’d say that but he is everything that’s wrong with the club currently.
— Bill Meyer (@AFCMeyer) December 9, 2019
This is the general consensus from the Arsenal fans. The comparison between Ozil and James Maddison and Jack Grealish is particularly apt. The German probably has more natural ability than either of them, but he is worlds away from them in terms of performances at the moment.
The one supporter claiming the playmaker sums up what is wrong with the club couldn’t be more right. He is more style than substance, all fur coat and no knickers. He’s a disgrace.