Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi are considered as two highly paid players who have made minimal contributions to Arsenal. For this reason, club legend Charlie Nicholas has insisted that the Gunners better sell both.
Ozil joined Arsenal in the 2013 summer transfer market from Real Madrid. Initially he was a mainstay, but in recent years his performance has often been in the spotlight, the playmaker has often been the target of criticism.
While on the one hand, the public cannot rule out the fact that Ozil is one of the highest-paid players at Arsenal. He receives 350 thousand Pounds per week, it’s just that his contribution on the field does not match the salary.
A similar situation is experienced by defender Shkodran Mustafi, his salary is high, but his performance is often criticized. The former Valencia player also often makes fatal blunders for Arsenal, so it’s only natural that Charlie Nicholas advised Arsenal to sell the two players.
“The problem that Arsenal still faces is how do we get Mesut Ozil out with the salary he gets?”
“Will he survive and play just because he has a lot of money? How do we start making players like Shkodran Mustafi out of when they get lots of money? ” Nicholas said to the Daily Mirror.
Nevertheless, Charlie Nicholas did not necessarily fully blame Mesut Ozil and Skhodran Mustafi, because according to him Arsenal’s management was also not adept at bringing in players in line with the club.
“We have a problem in identifying players. Then what we do is we start paying 30 or 40 million Pounds for Mustafi and the defenders, who are not suitable for Arsenal and aren’t good enough, ”
“So they bought the wrong one. The players then realize that they are not a threat to win the Premier League or Champions League. So the top brass of the club are all wrong. ” He said.
Arsenal’s performance this season is indeed inconsistent, even they had fired Unai Emery, then replaced it with Mikel Arteta. The club is still far from good, and they are also threatened again failed to finish in the Champions League Zone.