Thierry Henry has criticised Mesut Ozil for not doing enough, suggesting his performances have not been up to standard.
The midfielder was criticised for his performance in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw against Manchester City, despite supplying his 50th assist for Arsenal.
“He can clearly play and last year everyone was praising him,” Henry said to Sky Sports. “This year, he is struggling because he doesn’t do enough on a daily basis.
“When he plays in an Arsenal shirt, sometimes it is not up to the standard of Arsenal.
“I’m a big admirer of him and how he plays but if he was in my old team, I know a couple of guys would have had a go at him and maybe that is what he needs.
“In my old team, everyone talked. Sylvain Wiltord talked. Edu the same. Even Nwankwo Kanu would have said something. Jens Lehmann, he was talking all the time. We had guys at it throughout the team.”
Henry added: “When he has a good game, he is unstoppable. He is a World Cup champion, he won at Real Madrid and he won two cups with Arsenal.
“But you need to play like that all the time. It can’t be from time to time.”