By Adebayo Williams
Arsenal’s German midfielder has yet again aroused criticism in the football community. This time, the former Real Madrid man is facing blacklash for failing to sign a new contract at the Emirates. This has led to former Chelsea boss, Ray Wilkins, to suggest that the 28-year-old be sold and replaced by loanee Jack Wilshere. Wilkins says the Englishman, currently at Bournemouth, is better than Ozil and should get the nod for the No.10 role.
Ozil has been stalling signing a new deal with the Gunners with speculations suggesting he wants more than the North London club are willing to pay. Some sections of observers have said his decision could be tied to manager Arsene Wenger’s contract situation at the club.
“I’d bring Jack Wilshere back and let Ozil go,” Wilkins told talkSPORT.
“I think Jack is thoroughly enjoying himself at Bournemouth. He is actually playing week in, week out and you can see progress he is making.
“Thankfully he is over the injury problems he has had in the past.
“I think Jack Wilshere could be the equal of Ozil, if not better.
“He has a total commitment around the pitch. Ozil has wonderful touches but when he plays against the big teams sometimes you see him go missing.”
Ozil has scored eight times for the Gunners this term, already the total he managed last season while Wilshere is having a relatively successful spell at Bournemouth.