'Painful': Ex-Gunner Mariner believes it's time to say 'sayonara' to Ozil
- The 66-year-old admits the German used to be sensational.
- The former striker stresses the 30-year-old has not any good lately for the money he's paid.
Mesut Ozil has not been a much-beloved person among Arsenal fans lately. The vast majority of the Gunners' supporters are certain the German is not even close to living up to his £350,000-per-week wage. The 30-year-old has been branded 'lazy' and 'disinterested'.
Thus, former Emirates striker Paul Mariner has told ESPN the No.10's days at the club should be over now:
"Look, there are rumours going around about Ozil, what’s going on with him. We’re not privy to that, we’re not sure about stuff. But this guy has fallen off the map for me.
"The sort of football he was playing for Germany at the World Cup and playing for Arsenal, he was sensational. But he’s a shadow of his former self. He got a couple of goals, maybe a few assists, come on.
"For the amount of money they’re paying him, it’s painful. So I think the club should pay some of his wages and offload him. So I’m going to say 'sayonara'."