By Matthew Farr
Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has been labelled as “the most overrated in the Premier League” by former Chelsea and Tottenham player Jason Cundy.
The talkSPORT pundit has slated the Ozilsupporters who claim that the Germany international is a world-class player, suggesting that he is not even the best player at Arsenal.
He went on to add that Ozil, 28, would not get “anywhere near” the Chelsea team.
The Gunners No10 has received a lot of praise this season, notching seven goals and four assists in 14 appearances, of which four goals came in the two Champions League group-stage games with Bulgarian outfit Ludogorets.
Cundy told Football FanZone: “When I say this I don’t say it lightly but Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil is the most overrated player in the Premier League.
“Every week I get Arsenal fans bigging him up to me, telling me how good he is and that he’s world class, but he’s not.
“If you want to talk about world-class, let’s look at someone like Luis Suarez for example. He’s the standard and Ozil can’t be mentioned in the same breath as the former Liverpool man.
“Aside from not being world class, he isn’t even the best player at his club right now. [Alexis] Sanchez is proving more important and I wouldn’t have him [Ozil] anywhere near Chelsea.”
Cundy was unimpressed at Ozil being so effective against Champions League minnows Ludogorets, who he described as “a bunch of Bulgarian farmers”, before asking the question: “Who on earth are Ludogorets that we should be getting so excited?”
During his 14-year professional career, Cundy made over 140 appearances, including spells at two of Arsenal’s major rivals – Chelsea and Tottenham.
The World Cup winner has a chance to silence his critics when Arsenal travel to face Manchester United at Old Trafford after the international break.