Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, has made it clear who is to blame for Arsenal having had such a poor season, the players themselves.
The Gunners sit 11 points behind league leaders Leicester City, but worst for them they also sit behind bitter local rivals Tottenham in the standings.
Arsene Wenger’s men time and time again have failed to capitalise on opportunities when they have been presented to them, on more than one occasion they have failed to secure wins that would have seen them go top and as the season draws to a close some soul searching is being done, well, by Ozil at least.
Speaking to German publication Spox, Ozil said
“Looking at our season so far, we have to be honest and admit that we screwed up ourselves, We did not play to our potential in the games against the so-called smaller teams. You immediately get punished for that in the Premier League”
“But we still have a chance of winning the title. We have to hope Leicester and Tottenham slip up and then make the most of it.
Ozil also appeared to have thrown his weight behind his beleaguered boss, saying of Wenger,
“I would be delighted for Wenger if we win the title. He played a major role in my decision to join Arsenal. He was desperate to sign me. Everybody knows he is an extraordinary manager. He is always hungry for success, has a lot of experience and always takes his time for the players. He helps players develop.”
Ozil is partly right, the players must shoulder some of the blame, they have let the fans down on a regular basis, but who picks the players? Who does the strategy and tactics? Who is paid serious money to win silverware? It is Wenger, so not sure a lot of Arsenal fans will agree with the German midfielders assessment of the Frenchman.