Former Arsenal and Chelsea star, Cesc Fabregas, has criticised play-maker, Mesut Ozil, following the Gunners’ 4-1 defeat to the Blues in the Europa League final on Wednesday night in Baku. Fabregas said that Ozil does not “have it in him to be a leader”, adding that the ex-Germany international needed someone like Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, alongside him in order to succeed.
Goals from Olivier Giroud (1), Pedro (1) and Eden Hazard (2) ensured Maurizio Sarri’s men defeated Arsenal. However, Alex Iwobi did score a goal for Unai Emery’s side.
“I think sometimes you just have it inside or you don’t have it,” Fabregas told BT Sport
“When he [Mesut Ozil] was at Real Madrid he was surrounded by top, top players and one of the best players in the history of the sport in Cristiano Ronaldo. “I’m not taking anything away from Mesut, he played top football there, but once you step down a little bit, because we can all agree Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich they are top three, you have to show yourself a little bit more because you don’t have the same quality around you.
“The club buys you to be the actual leader around the club.
“I don’t think Mesut has that in him to carry. I don’t train with him every day, but I don’t think he has it in him to be a leader.”