Nacho Monreal, Former Arsenal defender reveals Ozil’s problem, that ‘he picks problems with everyone’
Hailed as potentially a game-changing signing when making what was the club-record move to the club from Real Madrid in 2013, Ozil scored 44 times and registered 77 assists across his time in north London, winning three FA Cups along the way.
However, things ended sourly he was cast aside by first Unai Emery and then Mikel Arteta amid questions about his work ethic.
Ozil moved to Turkish giants Fenerbahce in January 2021 in a haze of fanfare, though his time with the Istanbul giants has not gone to plan either.
This month, they revealed Ozil had been cut from the first team, alongside Watford loanee Ozan Tufan.
Speaking to FourFourTwo magazine, Nacho Monreal revealed about his time at Arsenal with Ozil.
“Ozil’s problem is that he had problems with everyone,” he said.
“It ended badly with Wenger, he didn’t play the last few games with him, then Emery tried to bring him back and make him our leader.
“To begin with, he gave him a lot of confidence and Mesut played a lot, but the coach understood there were other teammates who were in better condition. Ozil was one of the best players in the team, one of the best paid, but they saw he wasn’t at the level required.”