Gary Neville: Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez lack responsibility
Manchester United legend Gary Neville runs rule over Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez
Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez don’t take responsibility for their Arsenal team-mates, according to Gary Neville.
The Gunners played out a goalless stalemate with Liverpool at The Emirates on Monday night which leave the north London side with just four points from three games.
The experience was in the front of the pitch, Olivier Giroud, Sanchez and Ozil – they’re not the type of players that will take responsibility for the players behind them
Ozil and Sanchez are yet to get on the score sheet this term after a 2-0 defeat by West Ham United was followed by a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
And former Manchester United defender Neville believes the Gunners lack leadership in their side despite the experience of Ozil and Sanchez up front.
“They’re fantastic players but do they take responsibility for their team mates? No,” Neville told Sky Sports. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen Mesut Ozil take responsibility for the rest of his team.
“I’ve seen him have good games, where he passes the ball well, gets involved and gets assists but doesn’t get enough goals.
“Alexis Sanchez is someone that plays in moments and is tenacious. If you look at that back six tonight, Cech is the only experienced one in the back seven.
“The experience was in the front of the pitch, Olivier Giroud, Sanchez and Ozil – they’re not the type of players that will take responsibility for the players behind them.
“I was so surprised tonight at the poor quality Arsenal showed on the ball, they gave it away time after time.”
Arsenal are in ninth place in the Premier League table ahead of their trip to Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners have made just one signing this summer after recruiting Petr Cech in an £11m deal from Premier League champions Chelsea.