Despite going in level at 1-1 at half-time, Bayern came roaring out in the second-half and proceeded to destroy Arsene Wenger’s men and eventually win 5-1.
Alexis Sanchez looked bright early on, and it was the Chilean who scored, but Ozil was a non-entity, and given supporters had invested so much into getting a decent result in tonight’s last-16 first-leg, the World Cup winner’s display has been crucified on social media.
If we were him, we certainly wouldn’t be checking Twitter on the flight home:
Ozil in every big game. Ever. pic.twitter.com/Hg9VQNwsL6
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) February 15, 2017
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) February 15, 2017
Wenger should roll the dice one more time and bring Mesut Ozil on.
— Adam Sweeney (@AdamWSweeney) February 15, 2017
Ozil is the biggest fraud in world football
— Armo🎩 (@Jordan_Armo) February 15, 2017
Ozil is the biggest myth going as well
— Luke Mackay (@MackayLuke19) February 15, 2017
Ozil pottering around like he's injured. Shame we don't have a proper captain to shout at him.
— Le Grove (@LeGrove) February 15, 2017
Ozil plays a better ghost than Patrick Swayze
— april ✨ (@aprilburton21) February 15, 2017
State yer name cuz.
Mesut Ozil init.
What we doing today?
Ghosting init. pic.twitter.com/szHL42Kd4d
— JA (@ForzaUtd) February 15, 2017
Get. Ozil. Off. We're literally carrying deadweight at this point
— gabe (@gabriursa) February 15, 2017
Ozil has no right to be complaining at other players if that's the shift he's gonna put in pic.twitter.com/gsCm8FlhvS
— RomanoFirstHalf (@RomanoFirstHalf) February 15, 2017
Mesut Ozil for china plz
— omet dorice (@omet_dorice) February 15, 2017
How anyone can put Ozil & Walcott in an Arsenal midfield and expect results is beyond me. Poor, poor tactics.
— David E Bratt MD (@docbrat1) February 15, 2017
Ospina has been our best player. Ozil missing again. I am sick of this Bottling frog eyed knob
— X I I I (@Neshkhn) February 15, 2017
Ozil will be crucified on Arsenal fan tv tonight.
— Rub My Belly (@MR_RAGER91) February 15, 2017
Another big game for Arsenal and another disappearing act from Ozil😐
— George Garforth (@GeorgeGarforth) February 15, 2017
Ozil’s contract runs out in the summer of 2018, and it’s been well documented that the club are trying to negotiate with him – but should they? Is he really what the club need right now? Or is it harsh to single him out?
Let us know in the comments section below…
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