Why Always Me? Mesut Ozil Blasts Arsenal Fans For Making Him The Scapegoat
The German claimed that he was made the scapegoat every time things went wrong, but insisted that his record speaks for himself.
Ozil has failed to recreate his magical form this season as the Gunners are in the midst of a disastrous season, having been knocked out of the Champions League in the last-16 round with an aggregate score of 10-2 by Bayern Munich.
Meanwhile, the Emirates Stadium outfit could face further humiliation as they look set to miss out on Champions League qualification with a string of poor results.
Arsene Wenger’s future is also undecided, although it has been reported that the Frenchman is likely to stay – but Mesut Ozil along with teammate Alexis Sanchez could very well be heading out as they both enter the final years on their contract at the end of the current campaign.
No new contract has been agreed by either of the two stars and Wenger recently revealed that talks of a possible extension had been put on hold.
Ozil came out with all guns blazing as he claimed that he was falsely blamed for the teams poor performance.
“People know what I have achieved,” the 28-year-old told Bild.
“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.”
Ozil signed for Arsenal from Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2013 and, although a return to the Los Blancos is unlikely, the midfield wizard remains loyal to the league leaders.
“Of course my heart beats for Real,” he said.
“I played there and still have many friends to this day in the team and in the club. Therefore I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Real, even against Bayern [Munich],” he added, in refernce to the quarter-final clash in the Champions League set for April.