Mesut Özil: ScapeGOAT

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by blaze_of_glory, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. James Bond

    James Bond Moderation Consultant

    Contract player. The German Theo Walcott. Bent us over just the same as Theo due to his contract situation and the clubs desperation.

    Doesnt turn up vs Spurs in a must win for top 4, literally doesn't turn up and hangs out in Turkey while the club are playing in the EL, again doesnt turn up again vs City in the cup final for our most realistic shot at a trophy then in the redemption game yesterday does the same.

    Ability and compensation to performance output ratio, especially when it is needed most, is off the charts.

    Özil perfectly represents everything that is wrong with modern AFC.
     
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  2. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Unsinkable !

    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  3. DoitschWurzl

    DoitschWurzl Member

    Agent 000...
     
  4. James Bond

    James Bond Moderation Consultant

    You supporters of Arsenal FC or Özil FC?

    If it was the former I dont see how you in any way could be happy with awful performances or full on taking vacation on the club as our season free falls and we need our best and highest paid player to perform the most.
     
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  5. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Unsinkable !

    Özil has been one of our best performers this season.
     
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  6. Dennis_Bergkamp_10

    Dennis_Bergkamp_10 Well-Known Member

    Comparing Özil to Walcott. Get out.
     
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  7. Godwin1

    Godwin1 Very well-known

    He has, probably our best, but looks like he's going to sleep now as has happened in every other season. Disgusting performance from him last game, lets see if he can pick up.
     
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  8. Arsenal1508

    Arsenal1508 Mods are unethical! Ozil, come assist me please!

    Should have allowed him to walk. Even if we wanted to sell him, we couldn't now. In fact, there is no team that would take him off our hands and pay him 350K per week.

    Shame football isn't like the NBA sometimes where the players really don't have a choice when teams want to "trade" them unless they have a no-trade clause (Lebron).

    Özil has played great the few months prior to his contract...really setting our attacking tempo. He's just not he sort of leader that can get us out of this mess we're in.
    To be fair, he should have looked for a team that is so strong defensively that they utilize his attacking strengths. Our current system doesn't allow him to flourish. He doesn't care as he's taking home 350K per week...that's what matter at the end of the day.
     
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  9. James Bond

    James Bond Moderation Consultant

    Hmm.

    Both are on high, undeserved, wages as they ran their contract down and the club got desperate to keep hold and save face as other star players wanted out (RVP with Theo and Sanchez with Özil).

    Both drift in and out of games. Rarely do they influence the game over 90 mins.

    Both need the starts to align to perform at their best.

    Both are bottlers when the chips are down, yet both are WC at talking to the media/online afterwards.

    German Theo Walcott. If anything the situation is worse with Özil since he has far more footballing ability to work with.
     
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  10. Brown Gooner

    Brown Gooner DoN'T ceNsOR maH FreE SpEecH

    If he puts in a performance like Yesterday or the Spurs one in the two Milan games then I will be on board the “Contract player” train.
     
  11. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    His form has unquestionably gone down the toilet since he signed. It is what it is.

    Problem for those who think he can never do wrong, is they hung on to the defence that he cant play well if others are rubbish... only for Özil to show his best form when his teammates were crap. That excuse is gone.
     
  12. BobP

    BobP Favre Fan

    IMO, it was already going downhill ever before he signed.

    Also, pretty harsh to not excuse his poor form in what could end up being our worst season since Wenger arrived.
     
  13. Brown Gooner

    Brown Gooner DoN'T ceNsOR maH FreE SpEecH

    I have a funny feeling that Özil might notch it up a gear in March to impress Löw against Spain and Brasil. Lets see what he does in the EL against Milan.
     
  14. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    What do you mean? He was in the form of his life a month ago. We were still sh!t then. Not worth mentioning our sh!t season when he's played great for a period during that **** season.
     
  15. BobP

    BobP Favre Fan

    He's had 2 assists and a goal in the games played since the 3-3 draw with Liverpool which was on the 22nd of December.

    There's over a month separating the Liverpool game and the announcement of the new contract.

    To reiterate, his form was down in the month preceding the announcement of the contract.
     
  16. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    I don't get what your point is. His down turn in form has coincided more or less with the signing of his contract. I'm not saying he was playing for his contract. Whether he faded a week or so before he signed it, he's definitely been crap since. The assists and goals aren't a measure of his form, for me, anyway. Never was.
     
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  17. BobP

    BobP Favre Fan

    My point is perfectly clear.

    You said:

    The implication here is obvious.

    Regardless, we've been inconsistent for most of this season, it's only been in the past month or so that our form has completely collapsed. We hit in a new low in the past month.

    By all means though, have a go at Özil, as you do with most players, for playing badly when the entire team is suffering.
     
  18. Godwin1

    Godwin1 Very well-known

    Yeah funny this, when he was racking up assists before it was used to prove he was in good form. The assists have dried up this season and he was undoubtedly in the best form we've seen him in. Another false narrative destroyed.
     
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  19. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    That's the beauty of this thread. It's why I keep coming back. They just keep falling, and the silence is golden :lol:
     
  20. sil007

    sil007 Member

    I suspect his form , especially after sign the new contract , to make sure the new manager come ASAP ?
     

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