Ian Wright insists Arsenal still have one world class player
The Arsenal legend is adamant that Mesut Ozil remains a world-class player for the Emirates Stadium outfit
Ian Wright has insisted that Mesut Ozil remains a world-class player at Arsenal.
The German playmaker had entered the final six months of his current deal to prompt speculation surrounding his future.
Alexis Sanchez was in a similar position to Ozil but the South American completed a move to Manchester United in a swap deal.
Ozil, though, put pen to paper a long-term deal with Arsenal to commit his future to the north London club until 2021.
Arsenal signed Borussia Dortmund striker Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
However, Ozil and his new Arsenal team-mates have struggled to get Arsene Wenger’s side back involved in the top-four race.
The World Cup winner was unable to help Arsenal avoid a 3-0 loss to Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley last weekend.
The Gunners have lost their last two Premier League games against Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester City to heap further pressure on the Arsenal team.
Former Arsenal striker Wright claimed that Ozil doesn’t have good enough players around him.
“Ozil is a world class player,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live. “The players he is playing with aren’t good enough to playing with him.”
Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a Champions League spot.