Some Arsenal fans on Twitter laid the blame for their team’s defeat at Everton on Tuesday at Mesut Ozil’s door.
The German playmaker was caught on his heels as Ashley Williams found space to head home the Toffees’ winning goal.
Ozil was criticised by many Arsenal supporters for not getting tight enough to the Welshman.
Ozil walking away from goal as Ashley Williams headed the ball into our net will forever haunt me.
— ebun. (@mrLBF) December 13, 2016
Ozil could have saved us from conceding that goal, he just stood there and raised his arms as usual after the goal
— RSK (@itz_RAZAQ) December 13, 2016
Just seen the Williams goal again… Unacceptable from Ozil
— dillon (@dillonmaisuria) December 13, 2016
For as good as he’s been all season that from Ozil to gift Williams a free header is disgusting.
— Adam Lincoln (@adamlincoln7) December 13, 2016
Can’t blame Ozil for being beat by Ashley Williams on a corner but making no effort to try and stop it is inexcusable
— Jack? (@jackgraymcr) December 13, 2016
Ozil did not even jump he was expecting the ball to magically drop Infront of him and start a counter…
— Oluwakayode (@iTameLions) December 13, 2016
If Ozil wants to earn £300,000 a week he has to stand up in more games like that. Not an unreasonable ask.
— Alex Hurley (@AlexJHurley1) December 13, 2016
But other Arsenal fans wanted Ozil to be cut a bit of slack, suggesting he should not have even had to mark Williams.
Everyone needs to calm down about Ozil he had a bad game , shouldn’t of been left to mark Williams and that’s all down to tactics
— Lewis King (@LewisEdwardKing) December 13, 2016
Lots of criticism for Ozil’s defending on corner for Williams’ winner. Cowardly from Ozil, but should he really be defending corners?
— Yomi Kazeem (@TheYomiKazeem) December 13, 2016
In hindsight, Ozil shouldn’t be marking Ashley Williams..That should be the job of people like Koscielny…Especially when Giroud had Lukaku
— Sidney (@sidramatic1) December 13, 2016
No school of thought can explain why Ozil was picking up Williams from a corner
— BH4K3R (@BH4K3R) December 13, 2016
Think we can let OZIL off not marking properly in one game after what he’s done for us overall?
— London Gooner (@LondonGoona) December 13, 2016