For many fans, footballers are their God, refusing to take any digs on their favourite football stars from others. And that is exactly what happened with David Moyes who had to face people’s wrath for coming down heavily on German footballer Mesut Ozil.
Arsenal fans slammed Moyes after the former Everton and Manchester United manager gave a harsh assessment of Ozil.
The Germany international midfielder has been one of the outstanding players in the Premier League this season, racking up 13 assists. But Moyes it seems is far from impressed.
Speaking as one of the commentators for Sky Sports live coverage of Arsenal’s 2-0 over Ashton Villa, Moyes said of Ozil on TV: “I still think the jury’s out on him a bit”.
The Scotman’s opinion on Ozil did not go down well with fans promptly leading fans to mock the former Everton and Manchester United manager on social media.
One Twitter user posted: “David Moyes talking about Ozil like someone who hasn’t watched much Premier League football of late.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal’s win over Ashton Villa has secured them top position on the Premier League table, one point ahead of Manchester City.
Both Oliver Giroud and Aaron Ramsey scored in the first-half at Villa Park, leaving manager Arsene Wenger pleased with his team’s performance.
In an exclusive interview to BBC after his team’s win, Wenger said: “It was a perfect week for us. We spent a lot of energy away in the Champions League on Wednesday but found the resources to win again here today, in another away match.”
“In the first half we were in control but in the second half the legs had gone a bit. But we were mature, and maybe a bit lucky on one or two occasions, but overall it is great to come here and to win away again.”
“This season is so unpredictable that you just focus on yourself and try to play well in the next game. You know if you are consistent then you have a chance. This is an opportunity for us to find that consistency.”