Time is truly running out for Mesut Ozil.
Indeed, right now, he’s almost imitating the decline his former team-mate Alexis Sanchez has shown at Manchester United, failing to live up to his hype at Arsenal. Even with strikers like Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead, the German’s been unable to weave his magic.
An astounding waste of money.
Once the crown jewel for fans who adored him, he’s now losing their faith by consistently underperforming. Neither is he the magical figure he once was with his genius defence-splitting passes nor is he the hard-working character Emery demands. Frankly, having only scored 6 goals and assisted 3 in all competitions this season, Ozil’s legacy is in danger.
The German attacking midfielder’s been even more lethargic in the Europa League, only netting and assisted one goal apiece. He’s barely able to create good chances for the Gunners, having lost the ability to dictate their attack with his excellent vision.
Once a world champion, he now looks out of place in Europe’s second-rate competition.
The 30-year-old is declining pretty rapidly and could end up losing his world-class reputation unless he quickly regains his confidence going forward. Even Emery’s clearly losing faith in him, as Ozil needs to come up with something big in Baku to change that. He seems to enjoy playing against Chelsea but needs to create something truly majestic to help win over fans.
He might not be planning on leaving London anytime soon, but Ozil’s in danger of losing his place at Arsenal. The crunch game against Chelsea’s his last shot at proving his world-class ability, or be in danger of becoming a permanent bench-warmer or worse at Arsenal next season.
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