Oliver Khan: Ozil is wasting his talent


Oliver Khan: Ozil is wasting his talent

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Former German international Oliver Khan has criticised Mesut Ozil for lacking initiative to  apply his talents on the pitch following Arsenal’s abysmal performance against Bayern Munich.

Ozil looked lost and lacking desire to make his mark onto the game as Arsenal were left with having to pull nothing short of a miracle in the second leg to progress to the next Champions League round.

Khan said: “Of course Arsenal have their qualities, especially on the counter-attack, and they have good players like Ozil, but I haven’t seen him. Maybe you saw him.

“It’s sad to see what Ozil is calling a performance, how passive he plays, a player of his genius and qualities–it’s a shame.”

The former German goalkeeper also suggested Arsenal’s problems may lay in potential lack of communication between players and manager.

“It looks like the players don’t take the coach seriously anymore.” he added.

“I’ve never seen a team play so bad. Bayern played a team so catastrophically bad without the ball.”

The result intensified doubts over Wenger's Arsenal future after 20 years at the helm of the club. His contract runs out at the end of the season.



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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 30 65 81
2 Manchester United FC 30 35 65
3 Liverpool FC 31 39 63
4 Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 34 61
5 Chelsea FC 30 25 56
6 Arsenal FC 30 14 48
7 Burnley FC 30 1 43
8 Leicester City FC 30 2 40
9 Everton FC 31 -13 40
10 AFC Bournemouth 31 -12 36
11 Watford FC 31 -16 36
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 30 -12 34
13 Newcastle United FC 30 -10 32
14 Swansea City FC 30 -17 31
15 Huddersfield Town 31 -27 31
16 Crystal Palace FC 31 -18 30
17 West Ham United FC 30 -21 30
18 Southampton FC 30 -15 28
19 Stoke City FC 31 -29 27
20 West Bromwich Albion FC 31 -25 20