‘He shouldn’t be in the team!’ Arsenal legend Liam Brady absolutely destroys Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil's return to the Arsenal team has failed to spark an improvement in the team's form
Mesut Ozil’s return to the Arsenal team has failed to spark an improvement in the team’s form (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal legend Liam Brady believes Freddie Ljungberg needs to stand up to Mesut Ozil and drop him from the team which will line-up against West Ham on Monday.

The former Germany international was frozen out by Unai Emery earlier this season, but a dreadful run of form forced the Spaniard to perform an embarrassing U-turn and bring Ozil back in from the cold.

Ozil has featured in seven of Arsenal’s last eight games, and started both matches under interim coach Ljungberg, but his return has failed to yield an improvement in results.

The Gunners suffered their first ever home defeat against Brighton in midweek and are now just five points above the relegation zone ahead of a daunting run of fixtures.

And Ozil, who left the pitch appearing to berate teammate Alexandre Lacazette on Thursday, should not be anywhere near the side, according to Brady.

He said: ‘Have you seen Ozil? Have we seen Ozil? He’s on £350,000-a-week. I know people go on about wages but he’s on £350,000-a-week and he’s not really trying.

‘I would have a kid in the team who is going to run around and show some enthusiasm.

‘I think Freddie thinks he’s a bit too big to take on as he’s only the interim manager.

‘You’ve got to make decisions. He should not be in the team. Emery bombed him from the team for at least two months and then backtracked and put him in the team again and I think that contributed to his downfall.

‘They have a number of youngsters who have done well in the Europa League and League Cup, they had a tremendous game up at Liverpool.

‘But I think Freddie is reluctant to go up against hte big names in the squad. But if you are going to make an impression that’s what you need to do. Ozil should not be playing for Arsenal.’

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