We’re in for a surprise with this one. BBC pundit Garth Crooks has suggested that Arsenal superstar Mesut Ozil is under-appreciated at the Emirates and that he would be better off playing for Tottenham than the Gunners. Raised eyebrows? No wonder!
Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal in 2013 for a club record £42.4million and has established himself as one of the pillars of the current Gunners side. However, Crooks says that Ozil would be perfect for Tottenham and that he would be appreciated more than what he is right now at Arsenal.
Crooks told BBC,
“A lot has been said about Mesut Ozil. Love him or hate him – and I love him – there is no denying he is a wonderful footballer. Is he in the right team? Probably not. A player with his talent would be more appreciated at a club like Tottenham. Now at this moment I may have Arsenal fans foaming at the mouth at the very thought of Ozil defecting to White Hart Lane but frankly it is a better fit.”
He also said that at Tottenham, football is given more importance than Arsenal, where winning is everything. Hence he says, that Mesut Ozil would be accommodated at Spurs. Crooks also felt that Ozil’s style of play is perfect for Tottenham and his winning mentality would aid the Lilywhites.
He added: “When Sol Campbell decided to move to Arsenal from Spurs it was because the player was desperate to win trophies. A perfectly acceptable position for a professional footballer to take and a fact that Spurs fans have never been able to come to terms with. However, Ozil’s style of football is perfect for Spurs and he has already won things with Arsenal. His overall performance against Stoke, which is always a hard nut to crack, was superb while his goal was sublime.”
“Only at Spurs will the fans accommodate players like Ozil. You see, at Spurs it is all about the football while at Arsenal it is all about the winning.”
What do you think of Garth Crooks’ comments? I think he has gone a tad crazy!