Cape Town - Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has blasted Mesut Ozil for "taking the easy option" by joining Arsenal in 2013.
Scholes hinted in a column for the Independent that Ozil lacked ambition and highlighted several Gunners stars who left Arsene Wenger's side in their quest for league titles.
“Over the years, the big players who were really ambitious – [Patrick] Vieira, Thierry Henry, Cesc Fàbregas, Robin van Persie – have all left,” wrote Scholes.
“They left for the simple reason that Arsenal are not in it to win league titles any more.
“Those players have realised that if they want to win championships then they have to move elsewhere. It’s why I think Mesut Özil took the easy option joining Arsenal. Since he has been there you cannot doubt his quality but at times he looks like he is going through the motions, however much ground he covers.”
“He needs a leader around him to get him going. At Real Madrid he had a chance of winning league titles. At Arsenal that is not on the cards.”
Since arriving at Arsenal, Ozil has won a World Cup winners' medal with Germany in Brazil and the FA Cup title.