Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil absolutely destroyed by Arsenal & Liverpool legends (videos)

Stoke 1 – Arsenal 0

New Stoke signing Jese Rodriguez turned up with a debut goal for the Potters to see Mark Hughes’ side to a 1-0 win over Arsenal.

Despite the scoreline, Arsenal dominated possession to a huge degree and were unlucky not to get something from the game.

The Gunners looked to have had a good goal disallowed by Andre Marriner, when Alexandre Lacazette thought he had equalised in the second half.

Related: Arsenal clearly robbed by Andre Marriner in Stoke loss.

Arsenal’s amazing possession stat v Stoke.

Where was Mesut Ozil at Stoke?

Fitting the narrative of a tough place to go in the Premier League, Mesut Ozil had an anonymous performance for the Arsenal.

Like Alexis Sanchez, Ozil has one year left on his Arsenal contract and can sign for a new club in January 2018.

The smart money still seems to be on Ozil staying at Arsenal. The German playmaker seems settled in London.

And, ultimately does not have the suitors eager to sign him, like the Chilean.

Mesut Ozil destroyed by Martin Keown

The clear scapegoat on BT Sport after Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat at Stoke was Mesut Ozil.

The former Real Madrid playmaker spent the whole 90 minutes on the pitch, but failed to produce much.

And, was also involved in the Stoke goal from the perspective that he could have helped Granit Xhaka out in midfield.

Arsenal legend Martin Keown led the way: “Arsenal can’t afford to carry Ozil!… He should have a good look at himself”.

Steven Gerrard also chimes in…

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard also savaged Ozil.

Gerrard: “With Ozil Arsenal are a man down without the ball. He’s not bothered tracking back and a liability at the back”.

Watch Martin Keown and Steven Gerrard savage Mesut Ozil on the video below.