BENTLEY HITS OUT AT SANCHEZ AND OZIL
Former Arsenal player David Bentley has hit out at the club’s two troubled stars in Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez over reports of how they have behaved this season.
The former Tottenham Hotspur player blasted the duo, calling them selfish.
Arsenal have been troubled, well like every season in a long time, but this term the longtime manager Arsene Wenger could exit the side. They are out of the top four this term and it seems like a major hurdle – something they have managed to do consistently for a really long time.
There have been protests against the French tactician for some time now but the dissatisfaction is peaking. Bentley feels that Sanchez and Ozil let down Wenger this season.
“Walcott, Wilshere, and Oxlade-Chamberlain have played an awful lot of games yet you still feel they are young players, you feel they still need someone around them. Instead they have Ozil and Sanchez and they’re players who concentrate only on themselves.
“They’re not worried about whether the training ground atmosphere is good or what it’s like in the dressing room or if the young players are okay. They only care about themselves because they are players of that nature. That’s fine – you do need those players in a team – but what Arsenal are lacking is leadership,” Bentley said.
Bentley said the experienced legs in the team were not helping out young players or taking the results that the team was posting with much sentiment.
“They move on too quickly and it’s having an effect on Arsenal which is a shame because it’s a great club,” he explained.
There are clouds over the future of the players, but how things end this season would be a big decider.
Bentley added that while the players are important, he feels they are not indispensible.
“Sanchez and Ozil aren’t great ambassadors for their club and they don’t offer the full make-up of their importance as great footballers,” he added.