Martin Keown has slammed Mesut Ozil after Arsenal’s defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Europa League and believes the midfielder will not play again this season after having an ’emotional breakdown’.
Diego Costa’s first-half strike secured a 1-0 win for Diego Simeone’s side, who will now play Marseille in the final on May 16.
The result means Arsene Wenger will end his 22-year reign at Arsenal without a trophy, and Keown has hit out at Ozil for letting the club down.
In a lengthy rant after Arsenal’s defeat, the former Gunners defender says Ozil ‘is not fit to wear the shirt’ and believes the midfielder’s sad reaction to the defeat was faked.
‘Show some drive, show some energy. He’s on the edge of it. It’s almost like he’s got his hands in the air and saying: ‘these players aren’t as good as me’,’ Keown told BT Sport.
‘And it’s almost like somebody needed to grab him a long time ago and give him a shake and say ‘we’re trying to get the ball to you, we are working for you but you’re not working for us’.