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Michael Thomas on Ozil’s struggles with Arsenal

Mon 11 January 2021 | 16:38

The ex-Gunners believes the German player has failed to meet the expectations with the Premier League club.



player, Michael Thomas, believes

Mesut Ozil

could have delivered more with the Gunners but the World Cup winner has failed to meet the expectations. Though his move to Arsenal in 2013 hasn’t been fruitless, Ozil could have developed to a more prominent player, insists Thomas.


talked about Ozil, who is expected to leave the Premier League club, saying:

“Amazing vision and quality but not enough consistency to go with these attributes.”

“His partnership with [Alexis] Sanchez could have been so much more, but blossomed at times.”

“It is great what Emile Smith Rowe is doing,”

added Thomas


“He’s a player who doesn’t show fear and knows the quality he can bring to the team, whilst showing the work ethic and willingness to keep improving we need at Arsenal.”

“I still think they need another player in the creative mould with real quality as it’s always dangerous to rely on just one.”

Once Ozil leaves the team, Arsenal will be looking forward to welcome other players, who would help

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang


Alexandre Lacazette

in their front-line.

“The team are playing with more confidence which is great,”

Thomas said.

“The calls for Aubameyang to play through the middle I thought were wrong. In some games where the lines are high and you can play the ball in behind it supports that argument, but generally he plays better being able to face the goal and off his friend in Lacazette.”

“I think another goal midweek will help him to grow the confidence back further.”

source: SportMob