Mesut Ozil has lashed out at his critics, claiming to be the unfortunate scapegoat for Arsenal’s bad run in an interview with Sport Bild.
The 28-year-old German has come under scrutiny this season for an apparent lack of performances, with a large section of the Arsenal faithful demanding for him to be sold.
As compared to last season, Ozil only has a relatively low nine assists across all competitions, although he has managed to score as many goals too, making a decent season, even if average by his own high standards.
Quite a few have blamed him for the Gunners’ failed title challenge, something that hasn’t gone down well with the former Real Madrid Galactico.
“People know what I have achieved. That I am a World Cup winner, played for Real Madrid, set up 20 goals last season [in all competitions].”
“When the team’s on a bad run, somebody needs to be singled out, sadly most of the time it’s me.”