Arsenal playmaker labelled ‘£42m flop’ by British media

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Arsenal’s record signing Mesut Ozil has been branded a “£42m flop”, following a string of disappointing performances, by The Sun.

The Germany international, who signed for the Gunners at the end of the summer transfer window from Real Madrid, has failed to score in his last eight matches.

Ozil has only contributed two assists during that period of time, while his substandard display in last Saturday’s 5-1 defeat away at Liverpool - in which he was substituted on the hour-mark - sparked particularly heavy criticism.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has conceded that the classy playmaker has not been at his best of late, but expects his “exceptional player” to bounce back from criticism in the forthcoming weeks.

Ozil can make amends for last weekend’s performance in tonight’s Premier League clash between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners will reclaim top spot in the Premier League table with a win over the beleaguered David Moyes’ side this evening, after current league-leaders Chelsea could only manage a 1-1 draw against West Brom last night.

Are the The Sun right to label Ozil a “£42m flop”? Will we see the best of the Germany international in the Premier League?

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