Arsenal's loss to West Ham has been reported with interest in Germany.
Arsenal endured a nightmare start to the Premier League season, losing 2-0 at home to West Ham.
Their lacklustre displays did not go unnoticed in their native Germany, with the press going to town on the duo.
German channel Sport1 was particularly scathing.
Their report was titled 'Unrest at Arsenal', focusing on Ozil's poor display and Mertesacker's comments after the game, describing him as 'bleating'.
The paper wrote that Mertesacker "trudged sullenly and with bowed head in the "Players' Lounge" at the Emirates Stadium," after the game.
N-TV.De ran with the headline 'Ozil disappoints in Premier League opener', describing both he and World Cup winning teammate Per Mertesacker as 'unconvincing', with the former Real Madrid playmaker 'inconspicuous'.