Mesut Ozil has to realise he's a burden for Arsenal away from home – Stefan Effenberg

Posted Wednesday, September 06, 2017 by

Mesut Ozil has to realise he's a burden for Arsenal away from home – Stefan Effenberg

Former Germany international Stefan Effenberg has criticised Mesut Ozil, stating that the Arsenal midfielder "must do more".

Ozil has received a considerable amount of criticism for many of his recent performances at club level, but the 28-year-old recently hit out at his detractors.

Ex-Bayern Munich player Effenberg, however, feels that Ozil should be performing more consistently at this stage of his career.

Effenberg told t-online (via goal): "I have seen matches with Mesut where I say: 'he must do more'. I remember those matches against Bayern in the Champions League. He disappointed many people there – including [Germany manager] Joachim Low.

"Steven Gerrarrd said he would let his team down and be a burden in matches away from home. You can't say he is completely wrong. Ozil has to see and realise that.

"It is not like he is 20 years old and a young player. He turns 29 in October. You wait for an improvement in that area for years. You hoped there would be a development, but it hasn't happen."

Ozil produced an impressive display last night as he scored and provided an assist in Germany's 6-0 thrashing of Norway.

However, he was lacklustre in Arsenal's defeat against Liverpool prior to the international break and there will certainly be much scrutiny of his performance against Bournemouth this weekend.

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