Graham Roberts slams Arsenal first teamer, admits he prefers Tottenham duo
By Dominic Toner
Graham Roberts has claimed that Arsenal ace Mesut Oil has a “shocking attitude” and would prefer either Christian Eriksen or Dele All from Tottenham in his side.
Ozil completed 90 minutes on Monday night and was unable to help the Gunners from slipping to a crushing 3-0 away defeat at Crystal Palace.
The 28-year-old failed to influence Arsenal going forward and Arsene Wenger’s side are now in serious danger of missing out on the top-four places.
Former Real Madrid maestro Ozil is regarded as one of the most technically gifted players in the Premier League, but his performances have dipped considerably this season.
Ex-Spurs player Roberts has slammed Ozil following Arsenal’s defeat to Palace and heaped praise on Eriksen and Alli in the process.
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“Not in a million years would I want Ozil in my side over Christian Eriksen or Dele All he has a shocking attitude to the game,” Roberts wrote on his personal Twitter account.
Not in a million years would I want ozil in my side over @ChrisEriksen8 or @Dele_Alli he has a shocking attitude to the game COYS
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) April 10, 2017
Ozil has now made 34 appearances for Arsenal this season, contributing with 10 goals and supplying 11 assists in return.
The playmaker starred in a recent 3-0 win against West Ham, but was unable to make the desired impact against Palace.
Meanwhile, Alli and Eriksen have been in outstanding form for Spurs this season, helping them be 14 points ahead of north London rivals Arsenal.
Alli has made 42 appearances so far this campaign, scoring 19 goals and supplying 10 assist in return.
Spurs playmaker Eriksen has been similarly effective with 11 goals and 17 assists in 41 appearances.
In other Tottenham news, Paul Walsh believes the club need a player like Chelsea’s midfield powerhouse.