Arsenal legend Lauren rips into ‘irrelevant’ Mesut Ozil and reacts to Aaron Ramsey move

first_imgArsenal legend Lauren has issued a warning to Mesut Ozil (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil was ‘irrelevant’ in Arsenal’s crunch matches last season and must start fulfilling his potential to save his career at the Emirates.That is the opinion of Arsenal ‘Invincible’ Lauren, who believes there was ‘something very wrong’ with the way Ozil played under Unai Emery last term.Ozil signed a new three-year deal with the Gunners at the start of last year but was not always guaranteed a place in Arsenal’s starting line-up during the 2018-19 campaign.The German playmaker has been heavily linked with a summer departure and, while Lauren says he will stay put, the Arsenal hero insists he needs to offer more to the team.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Mesut Ozil will stay at Arsenal next season but he needs to start fulfilling his potential,’ Lauren told bwin.‘Whether you are Arsenal, Real Madrid or Barcelona, you need your best players to perform on the big stage and Ozil failed to do that on multiple occasions last year.‘In the biggest games last season, the quarter-final, semi-final and final of the Europa League, Ozil was not relevant, so there is something very wrong there.‘Mesut Ozil has a lot of potential and no doubt, Emery will be working to bring that to the forefront this season.’ Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 21 Jun 2019 5:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link261Shares Lauren also discussed Aaron Ramsey’s departure (Picture: Getty)center_img Ramsey left the Gunners to join Juventus (Picture: Getty)Arsenal, who finished fifth in the Premier League last term, will be without Aaron Ramsey next season after the Welsh midfielder joined Juventus.Lauren says Ramsey is a ‘brilliant player’ who will be sorely missed at the Emirates.‘Losing Aaron Ramsey to Juventus is a big loss for Arsenal,’ he said. ‘Unai and his backroom team will need to use this transfer window to make a big signing to replace him.‘Throughout his time at the club, and even when he had announced he was leaving the club, Ramsey was a brilliant player who always played to his best ability.‘The gap he has left in the club will be felt unless the club bring in someone to replace him quickly.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Arsenal legend Lauren rips into ‘irrelevant’ Mesut Ozil and reacts to Aaron Ramsey move Advertisementlast_img

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