Mertesacker takes aim at English media over criticism of Arsenal playmaker

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker says he believes midfielder Mesut Ozil will defy his critics in the English media this season, and perform to his highest level.
The German playmaker’s languid style, and his failure to perform on some big occasions, have often been criticised in the UK, but speaking to German TV station Sport1 about why his team mate is so often on the end of criticism, Mertesacker responded:
“It is not easy as they are critical in the English media when it does not happen [on the pitch] – but it does not make any difference and he is one of our most important players. He also plays sensationally in the nati...
 
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