Former German international Michael Ballack insists Mesut Ozil has looked a bit lost at Emirates, while the Arsenal FC midfielder has apologised to the fans for the result last night.
Mesut Ozil has come under a lot of criticism from fans and experts alike for his performances for Arsenal recently. The German international who moved to the Emirates in a much talked about transfer move from Real Madrid at the start of this season hasn’t quite lived up to his usual high standards in the second half of the season so far.
Last night against Bayern Munich, Arsenal started the match brightly and should have taken the lead as Ozil was brought down in the box by Jerome Boateng. But the former Real Madrid star’s penalty was saved by his fellow countryman Manuel Neuer and the match turned on its head from that point. Arsenal went on to lose the game 2-0 as they went down to 10 men following Wojciech Szczesny’s dismissal and now have a mountain to climb in the second leg in Germany.
Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack feels that Mesut Ozil looked a bit lost at Arsenal at the moment and he insists that the midfielder hasn’t been accepted by his team yet. “With his quality he should be untouchable and bring out so much in the team. But it looks like he does not have the acceptance of the team. “When he came to Arsenal there was so much expectation with the quality he has. The first games he looked good, played well and was comfortable. “But now he looks a bit lost in this team.” – Ballack said in an interview. Meanwhile Ozil has also apologized to the fans for the disappointing result last night and it is clear that he is yet to recover from that missed penalty. “The next morning doesn’t feel better either. Sorry guys – it wasn’t planned that way. Outnumbered it was really hard to win against this team” – The Arsenal midfielder said through his Facebook page.
The German international has looked a bit off the pace recently and many expect Arsene Wenger to rest him for their upcoming Premier League fixture against Sunderland.