Former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp did not mince his words regarding the performance of Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, during Tuesday night’s Champions League 3-2 home loss against Olympiacos, calling the German’s performance “Pathetic.”
The Gunners have now lost their opening two games in this season’s competition, and must now get a result from one of their next two European matches against Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich to have any chance of getting out of the Group stage of the competition.
From what we understand Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger read his players the riot act following the loss against the Greek side in the hope that the team can sort itself out before Sundays big match against Premier League leaders Manchester United at the Emirates.
Redknapp however is in no doubt as to where Wenger should point the finger of blame.
“Watch Mesut Ozil coming out to try to get a block on the first goal,” he said. “It was pathetic”. Redknapp told BT Sport.
“The ball comes out to the edge of the box and he makes the most half-hearted effort to close it down.
“If someone is going to shoot from the edge of the box, you want your midfielders or defenders to throw themselves at it to do everything for the team, whether you cost £4million or £42million.”