The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have been disappointed with a few of their key players in recent weeks…
Despite the fact that Arsene Wenger’s side were expected to challenge for the Premier League title this season, the Gunners have seriously struggled over the last few weeks.
Void of any confidence and seriously out-of-form, Wenger has had to make do with a side that has struggled to compete with the majority of the sides in the Premier League – and no player has struggled as much as Mesut Özil.
Though often a trailblazer, Özil has failed to exert his influence on games lately – and now, as per the Times, it seems as though the reason for his lack of form has – in part – been revealed.
According to the Times, Mesut Özil has been struggling with back spasms – which reportedly led to him missing out on FA Cup duty – and Arsene Wenger has subsequently given him a few days off as he looks to recuperate.
The Times note that he has flown to Germany to spend time with his family, though, significantly, he is expected to be fit to face Liverpool next week.
Though this has gone some way as to explain to the Arsenal fans why Ozil hasn’t been good enough lately, many in the Transfer Tavern are without sympathy. After all, Mesut Ozil when on form is one of the Premier League’s best – and a few of our Arsenal patrons have put their side’s poor form down to his lack of influence.
There can be no denying that Ozil’s form has dipped this season. He has only scored 5 times alongside 4 assists so far this year, whilst last year he managed 6 goals and an astonishing 19 assists.
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