The recent poor form of Arsenal have not been a case of blaming the manager alone, some of the players have been fingered for their shambolic display too.
However, The Metro reports that,
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has defended Mesut Ozil’s role in Arsenal’s recent downturn in results and insists individuals are not to blame for the club’s slump in form.
The Gunners crashed out of the title race after back-to-back defeats against Watford and Chelsea last week and Ozil looked below-par in both defeats.
The 27-year-old started the season in decent fashion but his downturn in performances has coincided with the Gunners’ slump and he’s come in for fierce criticism.
Wenger, too, has had his position questioned in the last fortnight but he insists individuals are not to blame for the club’s form.
‘The team wins and the team loses. When you win sometimes some players are singled out as they are treated like exceptional players, but when you don’t do well sometimes just focus a little bit more on the team aspect and not try to blame each other,’ said Wenger.
‘The blame culture is part of the perception of people, but what is important is that we show a united front.
‘We have a good opportunity to show that we are a united, strong unit and that we bounce back.
‘When you don’t win you cannot as well say that all is well. You have to analyse that something is not right. It is our job to find where and to have a strong united response.’