Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has dismissed the criticisms of those who label him as a lazy player.
The retired German international laughed off critics of his style of play in an exclusive interview with popular English TV channel Sky Sports.
This is coming on the back of statements credited to former manager Arsene Wenger who said that the 30-year-old is not motivated enough.
Mesut Ozil has been in the spotlight for the better part of the last one week after his sensational performance in the Gunners’ 3-1 victory over Leicester City in a Premier League Matchday 9 clash at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal had trailed to an own goal from their Spanish defender Hector Bellerin off a cross-shot from recently capped England international Ben Chilwell.
Bellerin was involved the second goal of the game as his cross was turned in by Ozil on the stroke of halftime.
Arsenal blew out the Foxes in the second half with two goals from substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who came off the bench to good effect.
Ozil was heavily involved in the second of Aubameyang’s goals.
The 2014 World Cup winner has been in impressive form for the Arsenal team under Unai Emery.
He has netted four goals and provided one assist in nine appearances in all competitions.