Ozil has started just 24 league matches this season
Mesut Ozil is the focus of anger from a number of Arsenal players due to his ‘prime donna attitude’, according to reports.
Ozil, the Germany midfielder, has started just 24 Premier League matches this season, missing the last five, and he will be unavailable for their remaining two fixtures due to a back problem.
And according to The Sun, a group of Arsenal’s players believe Ozil is allowed to declare himself fit or unfit for upcoming matches, thus letting him pick and choose which games he plays in.
The report says his ‘prima donna attitude’ has angered the 29-year-old’s team-mates, while Ozil is said to avoid promotional activities and generally doesn’t communicate with his team-mates outside a select group.
If serious, Ozil’s back injury could keep him out of the upcoming World Cup, with the midfielder a shoo-in for selection to Joachim Low’s squad.