Former Arsenal captain Thierry Henry has claimed that Mesut Özil “does not do enough on a daily basis”.
Henry has said that Özil “can clearly play”, but has insisted that the German international would not have been able to get away with lazy performances in previous Arsenal teams.
“He can clearly play and last year everyone was praising him,” Henry told Sky Sports News. “This year, he is struggling because he doesn’t do enough on a daily basis.”
“When he plays in an Arsenal shirt, sometimes it is not up to the standard of Arsenal. I’m a big admirer of him and how he plays but if he was in my old team, I know a couple of guys would have had a go at him and maybe that is what he needs.”
“In my old team, everyone talked. Sylvain Wiltord talked. Edu the same. Even Nwankwo Kanu would have said something. Jens Lehmann, he was talking all the time. We had guys at it throughout the team.”