Arsenal Balls: Ozil’s Convenient Humiliation
ARSENAL Balls: The Sun’s Steven Howard has more to say on Mesut Ozil, who suffered a hamstring injury against Bayern Munich:
EURO FOOTNOTE: MESUT OZIL has been flayed alive after his poor display at the Allianz Arena.
Mainly by reporters who filed their copy before it as realised the German player was injured. One writer went as far as to say hurting your hamstring is an “humiliation”. We look out for footballers being shamed by broken limbs and embarrassed by concussion.
Arsenal claim he is suffering from a pulled hamstring — a very convenient injury, coming at a time when both his form and confidence are in tatters.
Claim? Arsenal claim their player is injured and so will miss games against Manchester City, Chelsea and Spurs. What a great way to prop up his confidence: withdrawing him from the big matches and let a stretched squad carry the burden. Ozil is injured. It’s a fact.
One more thing, Steve: Ozil was man of the match in his last full game of the Gunners, an FA Cup win over Everton.
Anyone else want to claim the Sun has an agenda?