Bayern Munich president Hoeness reignites war of words with Arsenal star Mesut Ozil

first_imgHe told SportBild: “Ozil has been playing s*** for years.“He won his last tackle before the 2014 World Cup.”Despite statistics proving it was unfair for critics to single Ozil out for Germany’s premature exit at the World Cup, the 66-year-old has aimed another verbal barb at the playmaker.“I’ve been watching the player for a long time and he’s a well-marketed product whose image is a lot better than he is, which is the only big blame for me,” Hoeness told Sky Sports News in Germany. “Had [Germany coach Joachim] Low gone to Arsenal more often in London and looked at him properly, he probably would not have taken him for sporting reasons.“It is a miracle that he is now captain at Arsenal.”The 29-year-old was substituted by new Gunners boss Unai Emery during the club’s 3-2 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday evening.Arsenal are without a point from their opening two Premier League games, but face West Ham United on Saturday at the Emirates. 2 Ozil retired from international duty after being made the scapegoat for Germany’s exit at the World Cup 2 Uli Hoeness has lashed out at Arsenal star Mesut Ozil once again, claiming the midfielder is just a ‘well-marketed product’.The Bayern Munich president was one of the more vocal critics after Ozil announced his decision to retire from the Germany side after the World Cup this summer. Hoeness was damning in his criticism of Ozil, but the stats tell a completely different story last_img


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