A talkSPORT Twitter ballot judged Mesut Ozil to have been a greater playmaker than Kevin De Bruyne AND Andres Iniesta within the final ten years… however Jamie O’Hara isn’t having it.
Ozil’s time at Arsenal is lastly coming to an finish as he’s near finishing a transfer to Fenerbahce, whom he supported as a boy.
There’s no doubting the Turkish membership are signing a participant with loads of expertise, however the majority of Arsenal followers will consider Ozil may’ve given extra to the Gunners trigger throughout his seven-and-a-half yr keep.
Nonetheless the ballot, which requested followers to call the most effective playmaker of the final ten years aside from Lionel Messi, noticed Ozil declare a landslide victory – beating De Bruyne, Iniesta and Luka Modric.
It’s not clear who voted for Ozil however O’Hara was outraged by the consequence, saying the previous Germany worldwide wouldn’t get anyplace close to the highest 20 in his listing of all-time Premier League stars.
O’Hara additionally claimed the 32-year-old’s inventory solely went up when he wasn’t enjoying however he finally didn’t take Arsenal to the following degree as was hoped when he signed from Actual Madrid in September 2013.
“He wouldn’t get in my high 20 Premier League gamers of all time. Nowhere close to,” O’Hara mentioned on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast.
“He’s had a incredible profession and he was a maverick – sensible on the ball and his assists when he was in his prime have been excellent.
“I believe he’s simply left a poor legacy on his Arsenal profession with the best way he’s been and the cash he was on. He by no means turned up within the large video games, he by no means took Arsenal to a different degree together with his performances.
“Once I consider Arsenal I don’t consider Mesut Ozil; I consider Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, these forms of gamers.
“When he wasn’t enjoying for Arsenal, and I mentioned this earlier than, he really grew to become a higher participant, as a result of after they began struggling and having a nasty time everybody’s going, ‘oh, we have to get Ozil again’.
“However honestly when he performed, and Arteta did give him alternatives to play, he didn’t produce, he wasn’t nice.
“He didn’t work exhausting sufficient for the staff. I wouldn’t say he was sensible.”
In the meantime, talkSPORT host and Arsenal fan Darren Bent can be upset in Ozil, saying he’d slightly talkSPORT’s personal Ray Parlour in his Gunners staff regardless of the large expertise Ozil possesses.
“When you put him in centre midfield and begin Arsenal greats, you take a look at somebody like Ray Parlour,” Bent mentioned.
“I take a look at somebody like Ozil and he’s most likely bought extra capacity in his locker by way of approach than Ray Parlour.
“However for those who’re asking me to place one among them within the centre of the park for Arsenal, I’m having Ray Parlour on daily basis of the week.”