- Mesut Ozil's agent has hit back at critics of his 27-year-old client
- Dr. Erkut Sogut says his client is attacked because he earns alot
- Ozil's agent has gave his thought on his agents body language
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil's agent attacked critics who slammed his client's performance in the 5-1 thumping at the hands of Bayern Munich.
The Gunners were level with the German side at the half, but an onslaught of goals from the Bavarians after the break saw Bayern run away with the match.
Dr. Erkut Sogut questioned how Ozil could influence a game without being fed the ball.
"Bayern had 74 percent possession," Sogut said to BBC. "How can someone in the No.10 position create chances if you don't have the ball?
"In these games people usually target a player who cost a lot of money and earns a lot of money - that is Mesut. But he can't be always be the scapegoat. That's not fair."
The agent went on to ask if the attacking midfielder, never really known for his defensive prowess, was the reason the club let the Bundesliga champions score five times.
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"Football is a team sport and Arsenal are not performing well as a team. Eleven players were on the pitch but Mesut was singled out for criticism. Was he the reason that Arsenal conceded five goals?
"It started before the match, throughout the week leading up to the game. People started discussing: 'Should he play? Should he be dropped?'.
"It was as if everyone knew Arsenal would not make it through and we needed a scapegoat. This is not right. You win as a team and you lose as a team."
Ozil and the Gunners will not be back in action until Monday, with a trip to Sutton United in the FA Cup.