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Ozil can be forgiven because he's still settling in, since August, but that doesn't apply to Mata, who has to come out of the blocks firing on all cylinders!!
If Govinda wasn't here to ridicule, you'd have to make him up, like Dodgybanana did with Baldrick, Jacob, Jack S, and all the rest of the brainless idiots!
"you may be surprised to learn that he was the third best player on the pitch in terms of distance covered, with 11.69 kilometres."
So he runs around like a headless chicken and that makes him the best player in the whole universe!!
As they say, there are stats and there are stats, then there's Govinda!
For those who accused Ozil of not working hard last night, you may be surprised to learn that he was the third best player on the pitch in terms of distance covered, with 11.69 kilometres. Jack Wilshere was just ahead on 11.8 and Flamini can be forgiven for having a go at his teammate because he covered a massive 13.53.
He made more clearances than any other midfielder, had more touches, more interceptions, shots, shot assists and so even though his performance dropped after the penalty, he did not just stop trying.
Interesting fact on Ozil's match stats:
"For those who accused Ozil of not working hard last night, you may be surprised to learn that he was the third best player on the pitch in terms of distance covered, with 11.69 kilometres. Jack Wilshere was just ahead on 11.8 and Flamini can be forgiven for having a go at his teammate because he covered a massive 13.53. I think Flamini was actually shouting at him for not defending properly. I’m not sure if you realise this, Mathieu, but Ozil is not a defender.
His effortless looking style seems to make people think he is strolling around, but the stats clearly prove otherwise. He made more clearances than any other midfielder, had more touches, more interceptions, shots, shot assists and so even though his performance dropped after the penalty, he did not just stop trying."
Oh look! Rikki, whilst all alone his mind playing tricks, his frustrations at boiling point, has posted no less than FIVE times!
Talk about mid table fodder SMARTING!!!!
"Shut your pie hole pigshyte"
Or you'll do what?
Get even more pl$$3d, and shout dribble at him even louder?
Is your wife as funny as you?
"Moyes knows best."
We he certainly knew best when it came to Ozil, Moyes turned him down, Wenger bought him, and now he's faded into mediocrity, and that's being kind to him!
- Reply to Old Mother Oink! Feb 20, 2014 13:47
"It doesn't quite look like Arsenal's players have taken to Ozil. He is not a team player.
If you are going to compare Ozil to anybody who is not a team player, it would be Zlatan Ibrahimovic at PSG. But he delivers. Ozil doesn't.
I could not understand why Arsene Wenger left him on after admitting his head and performance was scrambled by missing the penalty? You get away with it in the Premier League. But you don't get away with it at that level. Never in a million years.
It didn't take long for Bayern to spot the weakness with Ozil failing to defend properly. They got so much success going down the Arsenal left flank, it was almost embarrassing.
At that level, it shouldn't happen. You should be able to cope better than Arsenal.
Ozil missed his last two penalties. Why was he allowed to take and miss a third penalty?"
- Reply to Old Mother Oink! Feb 20, 2014 13:47
"It is similar with Bayern Munich. Why weren't they looking to bring in a player like Mesut Ozil last summer? We saw why last night. Bayern were better than Arsenal in everything they did, but mainly in work-rate and attitude. They're going to look at a guy like Ozil and think: 'That's not what we're looking for.'
All their players work hard, are disciplined and are exceptional footballers.
You look at Toni Kroos in comparison to Ozil. He is at a whole different level in everything he does. In how he takes care of his passing, and how he works for the team."
"Light weights value form over contents."
Hahaha! Is that a direct translation from a piece of Hindi graffiti scratched on a temple somewhere?
Shut your pie hole pigshyte, or go suck the old sow you live with....your an #$%$.....and leave that wet noodle of yours alone while your posting your usual shyte piggy, its choking the life out of you....thank god....
no silly titch
the next level being silverware, medals, trophies, titles, honours (remember them?)
remember when u used to say 'wait for our kids to mature'? pfft chuckle. they all matured at other clubs and most won silverware.
you are running out of excuses pixie. You measure success by being above ManU pfffftt!!!! PMSL
are you a spud in disguise?
Moyes the oracle of football. This is getting good. Keep them coming.
Moyes knows best.
(He knew how to get Everton ahead of Man U)
hahaha! You know you got to someone if they can only reply to the spelling of the message. Light weights value form over contents.
I think he was trying to hard and missing the penalty didn't help. Having said that I think there is reason to worry with respect to rumors of him not being happy in London and Ballack saying he does not look like he is accepted by his team mates. Did Ozil have a private conversation with Ballack and vented a little in private? Ballack was discreet in his comments and made sure it looked like it was his own observation but these guys talk to each other all the time.
I am not worried about Ozil adapting to the PL. This takes time for some players. I am more worried about him feeling at home in London and at the club.
Look how RVP fell of a cliff once he was no longer happy at Man U. When a player is not happy it more often than not effects his performances on the pitch.
I hope Wenger will buy an other one or two world class players this summer to ease the burden on Ozil.
I do have to say that he does have an unfortunate demeanor on the pitch. I think he cares a lot but appears not to care.
I have been saying for a few weeks that Wenger should rest him and maybe he waited too long. If he rests him now it will look like Wenger is taking him out of the wind.
Credit to Flamini for barking orders at him. We need leaders on the pitch.