Former Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur striker Garth Crooks has slammed critics of Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil amidst widespread reports linking him with an exit from the club.
Garth Crooks believes that those peddling the rumors that the German is surplus to requirements under the new managerial regime of Unai Emery and that he could be sold in the January transfer window are wide off the mark.
Crooks is a pundit with popular English media outlet BBC and he questioned why Spanish tactician Unai Emery will want to sell the only world class player in his team while he was speaking on the channel.
Recent reports had revealed that the German could leave the Gunners for Italy with Inter Milan keen on a transfer for him.
It was further stated that Arsenal are keen to get his huge salary off their wage bill and that a £25m bid will be enough for any club interested in him.
Mesut Ozil became the most expensive player in the history of Arsenal when he joined Arsenal from European champions Real Madrid in the summer of 2013.
His £42.4m transfer fee has been eclipsed by the transfers of both Alexandre Lacazette and his strike partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.