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By Danny Wright

Dean Ashton believes that Mesut Ozil doesn’t look interested in playing for Arsenal at the moment.

The Arsenal midfielder has come in for a lot of criticism in recent weeks after a poor run of form which has only seen him make five Premier League assists all season, a stat he is usually a league leader in.

Players including Matt Phillips, Gyfli Sigurdsson and Nemanja Matic have all made more assists this season than the German World Cup winner.

Ashton, speaking to TalkSport, said: “He can be absolutely unbelievable, and as ex-players we all look at Mesut Ozil and just think – wow!

“But some days you can just see that he is not that interested.

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“I think he’s probably one of those players who is a bit moody and you don’t really know what he’s thinking.”

Last season Ozil contributed 19 assists as Arsenal finished second in the Premier League – their highest league finish since 2004/05.

The Gunners faced a fierce backlash after back-to-back defeats to Watford and Chelsea, but appeared to have brushed that off when they eased past Hull in a 2-0 victory on Saturday.

Ozil faces a trip back to his native Germany on Wednesday night when his side take on Bayern Munich in the first leg of their round of 16 tie.

The 28-year-old scored in stoppage time against the Bavarian club in a 2-0 win at the Emirates last season in the Champions League group stage.

Arsenal then face an unfamiliar trip to non-league Sutton United in the FA Cup on Monday night.

In other Arsenal news, Robert Lewandowski says how Bayern will beat Arsenal on Wednesday.

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