Ozil comments laughable – Arsenal great Wright


Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier ...
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 5, 2017. PHOTO/Ian KINGTON / AFP

Arsenal great Ian Wright has branded Mesut Ozil’s complaints about the criticism he receives from former players “laughable” in view of his failure to sign a new contract.

In a long Facebook post on Saturday, Ozil hit out at his critics in the media and told Arsenal’s former players to “stop talking and start supporting”.

But with the 28-year-old Germany playmaker still to extend a contract that expires at the end of the season, Wright says Ozil is in no position to tell anyone what to do.

“Sign a contract, if you feel that strongly about people criticising the team, because you’re somebody who is integral to Arsenal’s success,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live on Sunday.

“You’re not signing a deal and you’re probably going to continue to hide behind the fact that (Alexis) Sanchez is the one that everybody’s going to say, ‘Is he going to go?’

“Why haven’t you signed yet? That’s what I would say to you. If you feel that strongly, why haven’t you signed yet?

“A player that is not actually performing on the pitch is coming out, calling people out, and he’s not signing a contract. It’s laughable.”

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