Jogi Low criticises Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil - Why?

Ozil Downcast

Germany boss has constructively criticised Arsenal's Mesut Ozil ahead of the World Cup.

It's fair to say this season has been a whirlwind one for Mesut Ozil, and there could be a few more twists yet.

Having begun the season a Real Madrid player, he has a FA Cup Final with Arsenal to look forward to and the World Cup.

It has not been plain sailing at Arsenal, but the Cup Final certainly gives a chance for him to end the campaign at club level on a high note and provide confidence ahead of the World Cup.

His manager for Germany, Jogi Low has given him a piece of advice which will bode well for his time at his club too - urging him to show improved body language on the field.

He told Kicker magazine: "Mesut needs to work on his body language. He has heard it from me, and I believe, also from Arsène Wenger.

“He is an inspired footballer. But when he fails or is not able to solve a deciding situation, he also needs to show that he can swallow that and send out signals like, ‘In spite of that, I am still here and I can still affect the game.’

“He is in the middle of a learning process, and he will come out on top. I bank on him and I have complete trust in Mesut Özil."

Ozil was booed by German supporters during their win over Chile, emphasising that he is a player under pressure to produce for his country as well as in England.

Arsenal's record signing ended the Premier League season contributing 14 goals in his 26 appearances.

  TeamPosGoalsGoal AssistAppsMins
Mesut Özil Arsenal MF 5 9 26 2,149

Given that his mid-season dip in form saw many point to a bedding in period in his debut season in England, the realisation he could be even better next season should certainly cause worry for opponents.

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