Arsenal legend Liam Brady has taken aim at Mesut Ozil, claiming the former Germany international is “not a good guy in the dressing room” as well as “not a good guy on the pitch.”
Ozil appears to have no future at Arsenal, as he has not featured for the club since March and is not part of coach Mikel Arteta’s Premier League squad.
The souring of the relationship is disappointing for all concerned with the club, as Ozil is one of the most gifted players in the game when on song.
With the Gunners struggling for form, plenty of focus has been on Arteta and his handling of the squad.
Arsenal have been crying out for the type of creativity Ozil can produce, but Brady feels the coach was right to cut him adrift.
“I don’t blame Arteta over Ozil,” Brady, who won the FA Cup with Arsenal in 1979, made 307 appearances for the club and was named their eighth greatest player in their history, told the Keys and Gray podcast. “He gave Ozil plenty of chances and he performed for a couple of months.
“Ozil just reverted back to type.
“He’s not a good guy in the dressing room; he’s not a good guy on the pitch.