The Gunners went to Anfield knowing the needed a positive result following last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Stoke last weekend, but Roberto Firmino has Liverpool in-front after just 17 minutes.
A gutless, spineless and empty performance from the visitors saw the Reds go on to score three more goals and run out 4-0 winners, with Mane, Salah and Sturridge getting in on the act.
Anybody watching the match would’ve struggled to give pass marks to anybody in the Arsenal team but it appears Ozil is the man taking the bulk of the criticism on social media:
Ozil is a liability. Welbeck just cant play and the list for players to blame today is soo long but the real problem is wenger#WengerOut
— Syed Hanzala Ali (@Hanzi1234) August 27, 2017
Wait Ozil was playing? ??
— Del Boy (@ImJustAcoolGuy) August 27, 2017
Ox OUT Bellerin OUT Ramsey OUT Ozil OUT Welbeck OUT Monreal OUT – the list is much longer I cba
— Zach (@LK_Zach) August 27, 2017
Ozil is the worst of the worst. Poverty player. Never tell me he is good. Shit since the day he came. Coutinho is so much
— The Arsenal life (@kelb_m) August 27, 2017
Actually feel sorry for Arsene Wenger. Ozil typifies the lack of desire. How can you physically make him run back? Modern day player.
— James Firth (@JamesAFirth) August 27, 2017
If it was up to me ozil would never play for Arsenal again !!!! Always a passenger
— Paul Owen (@paulowen23) August 27, 2017
Oh so Ozil was on the pitch then? pic.twitter.com/mGgNyx6mdW
— ? (@TikkaMangala) August 27, 2017
I don't understand why Dortmund wants Ozil but they can have him. Sell him right now @Arsenal
— Roshan Menon (@countroshculla) August 27, 2017
Ozil stopped praying that's why we're shit! Manlike M.Salah still going ?
— Frank Lucas (@Rond0NumbaNine) August 27, 2017
@Arsenal Wenger made a wrong decision by starting holding ahead of mustafi and starting welbeck ahead of lacazette.. Ozil always MIA. ?️?️??
— KING UCHE (@Kingobasi) August 27, 2017
Remember when Ozil was better than Coutinho? No me neither
— Matt Needham (@MattNeedham10) August 27, 2017
Nice of Arsenal to rest Ozil today.
— Aniket Khanal (@AniketKhanal) August 27, 2017
Ozil in action today??? pic.twitter.com/eC6ftNBBq9
— Iam_Tony (@tony_mejja) August 27, 2017
You get the gist.
What do you make of the reaction? And whilst Ozil didn’t have a great game, is it fair that he’s always the whipping boy?