Mesut Ozil: Former Arsenal star Lauren blames German star for his debacle

Mesut Ozil: Former Arsenal star Lauren blames German star for his debacle

- Mesut Ozil remains the highest-paid player at Arsenal earning £350,000 every single week

- The German will not play in the Premier League and Europa League having been dropped

- Former Arsenal star Lauren has blamed the player for his current debacle at north London

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Mesut Ozil has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal football club and former player Lauren has blamed the German star for his current debacle.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has left the player out of the Premier League squad as well as the team that will play this season’s Europa League.

The last time the German star made an appearance for Arsenal was before the lockdown in March - and now his future at the club looks bleak despite him earning £350,000 per week in north London.

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Cameroonian star, Lauren who was part of the Arsenal’s invincible team that won the Premier League in 2003/2004 told Sky Sports:

"Arteta would love to have the best players in the squad. If Ozil is not there it's a consequence of many issues.
"First of all, it's the fault of the player. I believe if you have the quality, if you are a top player, if you are not involved week in, week out I believe that is your own fault.
"But the fact that with Emery and now with Arteta he hasn't been consistent it is not the manager. I believe it is more the player than the manager or the club."
Mesut Ozil: Former Arsenal star Lauren blames German star for his Arsenal problems
Mesut Ozil blamed for his current debacle at Arsenal. Photo: Roland Krivec
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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Mikel Arteta may have got Arsenal off a flying start after his return to the club as manager.

Statistics, however, show he has a relatively worse record than Unai Emery who he replaced at the helm of the north London club.

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Whereas Arsenal seem to have sat back and afforded Arteta more time as he continues his rebuilding, there appear to be no signs of improvement.

When comparing the Spaniard tacticians after 26 Premier League games, it is Emery who come out on top in nearly every aspect.

In his first 26 matches, Emery bagging 15 wins, five draws and six losses - picking a 58% win rate.

The ex-Paris Saint-Germain's team further proved to be incisive up front, registering 317 shots and scoring an impressive 53 goals during the period under review.

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