“Does he have a lower abdomen? No … Does he do the hard recruiting? No! ‘: Mesut Ozil beat Graeme Souness despite Arsenal star scoring his first goal in 10 months against Newcastle
- Graeme Souness criticized Mesut Özil despite the midfielder’s goal against Newcastle
- Arsenal star Ozil scored his first goal in ten months because his match at home won 4-0
- Souness said that Özil ‘must break a belly’ and doubted the attitude of the 31-year-old
Graeme Souness has criticized Mesut Özil, despite the fact that the midfielder had ended his long wait on a goal.
Özil was on the scoreboard on Sunday in Arsenal’s 4-0 win at home, scoring his first goal since April 2019.
However, that was not enough to please Souness, who emphasized that the 31-year-old should ‘make a belly up’ at difficult moments and become ‘angry at himself’.
Graeme Souness criticized Mesut Özil despite the fact that the midfielder ended his waiting time for a goal
About Sky Sports, Souness said: “He keeps the ball but the same old accusation, does he make a gut? No. Does he do the hard recruiting? No, he doesn’t always do that.
“One goal in ten months, still not if he had a different attitude where he might get angry with himself if things don’t go well. He seems to accept that things are not going well.
“If he could get angry with himself, he would (still) be with Real Madrid. Wenger was easy for him, Emery was difficult for him, now it’s the turn of a new manager. He is no longer a boy, he is a man who knows what he must do to be successful. “
Souness criticized Özil’s working speed and said the midfielder should “get mad at himself”
Özil has provided only one Premier League assist this season and has received much criticism for some of his performances.
The former German international was used sparingly under Unai Emery, but has been more common since the appointment of Mikel Arteta.
Özil will hope that his goal against Newcastle will precede a strong campaign closure.
Arsenal came in tenth in the Premier League table, which included goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette.
The next step for Ozil and Arsenal is a trip to Greece for Thursday’s Europa League clash against Olympiacos.