Mesut Ozil’s agent Dr Erkut Sogut has blasted media and the fans, claiming that the play maker is being unfairly targeted.
The 28-year-old has been in poor form lately, with many criticising his performances against Bayern Munich during their 5-1 routing in the first leg of the round of 16 in the Champions League.
“Criticism is normal if a player plays badly, but Mesut feels people are not focusing on his performance; they are using him as a scapegoat for the team after bad results. Bayern had 74 percent possession.
How can someone in the No. 10 position create chances if you don’t have the ball?”, Dr Erkut Sogut said to BBC.
“In these games people usually target a player who cost a lot of money and earns a lot of money — that is Mesut. But he can’t be always be the scapegoat.
That’s not fair. Football is a team sport and Arsenal are not performing well as a team. Eleven players were on the pitch, but Mesut was singled out for criticism. Was he the reason that Arsenal conceded five goals?
The German who signed for joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013 for a club-record £42.4 million, has yet to agree a contract extension with the North London club past the end of his current deal, which expires next year.