Ian Wright backs Mesut Ozil over Arsenal criticism

Ian Wright

The German has been criticised for saying Arsenal have messed up their title challenge.

Ian Wright has backed Arsenal star Mesut Ozil to BT Sport after the German said the Gunners had messed up their title challenge.

Arsene Wenger’s side are currently trailing Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur in the title race after a disappointing run of form in 2016.

Ozil commented on that during the international break, telling Spox that the Gunners had messed up their challenge for the title this season.

Arsene Wenger then hit back at his star man in his press conference this week but Wright has defended the playmaker, saying he is right in what he says.

"I think he’s not going to come out and say that if he doesn’t genuinely believe it," he told BT Sport.

"Arsene Wenger wouldn’t come out and knock it down unless he thinks it’s going to have an adverse affect on the lads.

"But I think they know that they’ve messed it up, I can understand what Wenger is saying, but I think Mesut is [also] right in what he’s saying."

There is no denying that Arsenal have seemingly thrown away their best chance of winning the title in a number of years this season.

With all of their rivals struggling this term, none more so than last year's champions Chelsea, the Gunners should have stepped up and made the title theirs.

Instead, they have fallen away at the crucial stage of the season and Ozil’s comments hint that he and his team are more than aware of that fact. Yet again...

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