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Re: Can you blame Ozil for leaving?
Posted by: Shane88
Date: 05/12/2017 22:32
You should blame him. So should everybody. We haven't held this bloke back. Not one iota.

He's held himself back, because had he performed to this standard, especially in must-win games, on a consistent basis then he wouldn't even be here. He'd have joined a bigger club two years ago because that's what happens at Arsenal when you're clearly a million miles better than your team-mates, you get a big move away eventually and the fact that we've been able to keep this bloke for four and a half years, without any interference might I add, is the damning evidence that he hasn't done it at Arsenal.

And if he hasn't done it at Arsenal, why do we pretend that, like Fabregas, Van Persie and Sanchez, we've been holding him back? As I said, he has held himself back in a major way, and therefore has held Arsenal back in a major way and such players don't deserve the 'Ah well he gave it his all' type of attitude that fans begrudgingly afford to the big players who leave.

Ozil arrived as a big name and that's what he will leave as. Remember that if he was a truly big player for us he'd be long gone already.

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