Matthaus: Ozil not good enough, he disappears in games

Date published: Friday 16th October 2015 4:29

Mesut Ozil: Has been one of Arsenal's most consistent players this season

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been criticised for disappearing in games for both club and country, by Germany legend Lothar Matthaus.

Ozil’s form at Arsenal has been at the centre of debate since the player made a club record £42.5million move from Real Madrid in August 2013.

In his two years at the Emirates, the player has struggled to consistently find his best form, while his best position in the Arsenal side still remains unclear.

And his form for both club and country has also been noted by Matthaus, who feels Ozil should not make Germany’s starting line-up at Euro 2016 and also that coach Joachim Low has better options at his disposal in his favoured 4-2-3-1 line-up.

“My line of front three looks like this: right [Karim] Bellarabi, left [Marco] Reus and central [Mario] Gotze,” the former Bayern Munich midfielder wrote in his column for SportBild.

“There is no place for Mesut Ozil. His achievements are mixed.

“Sometimes, he is world class, other times he disappears completely.”

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