The debate around Mesut Ozil has been the same for a number of seasons now and has continued into Unai Emery’s reign as Arsenal manager.
He is a talented player but his commitment and contribution has been called into question time and time again, and it was the same old story in last night’s Europa League final.
Arsenal were the dominant side in the first half, when Ozil’s tracking of Jorginho helped the Gunners stifle Chelsea’s passing game, but they failed to make a huge amount of opportunities to score.
In the second half, former Gunner Olivier Giroud’s opening goal derailed Arsenal, puncturing their confidence and allowing Chelsea to canter to a 4-1 victory.
He was replaced by Joe Willock in the second half, but sauntered off the pitch, in a final show that angered Gunners fans further after his dour performance.
The supporters on Twitter have made their mind up – they want Ozil sold this summer because they simply don’t think he offers enough when it really matters…
Ozil needs to go before that contract get close to ending if Sanelhi was serious about what he said
— Connor Wrynn (@ConnorWrynn) May 29, 2019
The sooner we get rid of Ozil the better for the whole club
— Major Scoots ! (@MajorScoots) May 29, 2019
Ozil has to go end off. Never produced what 350k a week is worth and never will!
— James Batchelor (@jbatchelor95) May 29, 2019
What a disgraceful performance…..Ozil, what went wronh?
— Ricky Victor Obulor (@Ricky_BossTyle) May 29, 2019
Been a big Ozil fan and he has deserved criticism that’s been fair, but with 13 mins to and your subbed to stroll off like that was an absolute disgrace. ((The other 10 aren’t immune to being dug out as well))
But that’s the last time he should kick a ball for us again.
— Darren (@DarrenArsenal1) May 29, 2019
enough is enough. honestly should be looking to pay part of his wages in a transfer just to get him off the books.
— jame on your internet (@ursusmaije) May 29, 2019
Why can’t he play through balls to front two? That’s why I want him gone, he’s finished
— Richard (@RichardRodney87) May 29, 2019
Another point to note. Following the end of the game he didn't go to the pitch to join his teammates. He stayed on the bench. Shows you how much he cares…
— alvy singer (@9bikes) May 29, 2019
Bloke is a liability and a very bad influence on the (on the field) culture of our club. Puts in numerous awful performances, yet still gets picked
— NC (@NJCUK) May 29, 2019