Iwobi defends Ozil from criticism

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's third goal with Mesut Ozil of Arsenal as Joe Hart of Burnley reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's third goal with Mesut Ozil of Arsenal as Joe Hart of Burnley reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The Arsenal forward has said that sometimes fans of the Gunners don’t appreciate the work the German player does for the team.

Arsenal footballer Mesut Ozil has been criticized a lot during the 2018-2019 English Premier League season.

The former German international is not playing like he did when he was on his prime, and today teammate Alex Iwobi came out to defend him from criticism.

“Fans sometimes don’t appreciate what he gives to the team,” the Arsenal forward was quoted by Goal.

“Mesut is a great player and he also works hard off the ball. I don’t know the stats but with Mesut in the team, you are always going to get at least three chances a game from him.”

Mesut Ozil started his professional career in 2006 when he joined Schalke in the German Bundesliga.

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After two years he moved to Werder Bremen, until 2010 where he was bought by Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid.

After spending three seasons with Los Blancos, he moved to Arsenal on the English Premier League.

“He always provides an excellent pass or something, a good move or play that leads to a goal, or almost leads to a goal,” he added.

“There is a lot more fight in us this season. There is a lot more intensity.”

“So even though it’s been up and down this season, there are a lot more pros than maybe the previous one,” he concluded.

So far, the German footballer has played 223 matches with the Gunners, scoring 42 goals.