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Keown, Gerrard slaughter Arsenal flop Ozil: He doesn't want to be there!

Mesut Ozil was blasted by pundits after his performance in Arsenal's 1-0 defeat at Stoke City.

Invincible Martin Keown believes the German should be singled out by Arsene Wenger after failing to put in a shift.

The BT Sport pundit said: “Wenger wants him to be creative to get on the ball and create chances to win matches.

“He'll accept, maybe wrongly so, that he doesn't really want to work hard for the team.

“He doesn't point the finger at one individual but I feel that today Ozil should be doing more for his team. He needs to have a good look at himself.

"He wants to get away from the football club but he's not going to do it this way. Wenger will make him sit out the rest for the season.

“So while he's here he need to apply himself in the right way and give arsenal a performance."

Fellow pundit Steven Gerrard backed his former England team-mate.

He said: “You can't point the finger just at Mesut Ozil but it's clear to see that out of possession he doesn't want to know.

“He wants to be on the ball, create and make things happen. World-class players do both.

“They still try and get on the ball but when they lose it they put a shift in for their team-mates."

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