After Arsenal’s game against Newcastle and Mesut Ozil finally playing away at Newcastle for the first time despite over 200 apperances for the north London club it got me thinking is Ozil worth the reported £350k a week arsenal forked out to keep him?
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil is considered by some as one of the World’s Best playmakers and received a hefty pay rise with his new deal he signed in January which is reported to net him £350k a week , since Mesut Ozil arrived in the 2013/14 season he has not once hit double figures for goals despite playing 5 seasons at the north London club and playing high up the pitch in advanced positions.
Mesut Ozil has always been deemed a luxury player but only shows flashes of that luxury and has never been consistently brilliant throughout a whole season.
He has been dropped a few times this season by Unai Emery already which has lead to some rumours in the press that his work rate isn’t up to scratch, he has never really been the one to turn up in the big games and drag his team to victory he tends to go missing against the big teams and only performs against the lesser teams so to speak, for 350k a week he clearly needs to be dragging his team to winning against the big boys domestically and in Europe and not just turn up against bottom half teams.
It’s also worth noting in his time in north London Ozil has not come close to An elite trophy such as the PL or champions leauge despite him being deemed as a world class talent , Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah dragged his team through many games last season and even helped his team reach the champions leauge final , Other players who’ve dragged their teams to champions league finals and PL titles include RVP , Luis Suarez , and Steven Gerrard who sparked that amazing comeback against AC Milan in the champions leauge final to mention a few, is this not something Mesut Ozil should be doing?
When arsenal are in need of a spark Mesut Ozil seem’s to go into hiding.
I’ll use this thread to update game by game his performance via goals , assists and minutes played.
I’d like your opinions on whether he was worth the 350k a week the gunners tied him down to.