Football news- Ozil has mentally left Arsenal: Keown


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According to the former Arsenal defender, the German international Mesut Ozil is not fully focused right now, with the former Real Madrid player is linked with a transfer away.

Martin Keown the former Arsenal star has raised some questions over Ozil’s commitment with the Gunners side this season, Keown claimed that the German star has mentally left the Arsenal club.

This season Ozil just made four starts for the North London side in all competition and he didn’t take apart for them in the Europa league competition this season , the former Gunners legend raised some questions over his injury problem and thinks that Ozil's injury problem are not genuine as he thinks Ozil is pondering his future away from the Arsenal side.

Keown said: "I think he's testing Wenger more than any other player has. I think it was Belarus the other week, he didn't fancy going. He didn't want to go,"

"Suddenly he was injured again, he played nine minutes against West Bromwich Albion on the Monday, so how did he get injured there?

"I think in some departments he's already left. Psychologically, mentally, he's already left the football club. Maybe Wenger is now trying to do the best deal he can to get some compensation for him."

Some news suggests that in the January transfer season Ozil could be headed to the Manchester United side or to the Inter Milan side as both the side are interested to sign him.

Arsene Wenger put Alex Iwobi in their crucial match against Chelsea and now Keown thinks the Arsenal manager also thinking about the future without Ozil.

He voiced: 'I think he doesn't want that sort of player around the youngsters in the group,"

"They played exceptionally well at Chelsea, where Iwobi did a really manful job – I know he hasn't got the talent of Ozil, of course, but suddenly Arsenal could compete in both departments defensively and attacking-wise. It was probably the best performance I've seen in a couple of years.

"I was really impressed and it seemed like every player was giving their best. Alexis Sanchez is different. He loves playing football, just give him a ball and he'll play and that's all he wants to do. But Ozil, I think he's downed tools, he wants to go and it's going to get messy."