Arsenal legend Ian Wright has explained why he decided to exclude Mesut Ozil from his team of the year.
Many Gunners fans raised eyebrows when the club’s former striker opted to name West Ham’s Dimitri Payet and Tottenham’s Alli in place of their star playmaker.
“I don’t think Ozil done better for me than Dier or Alli – with respects of what they’ve done for their team,” Wright said live on BT Sport.
“I think he’s done a lot, but this is consistently all the way through”
Ian Wright’s team of the year:
David De Gea, Danny Simpson, Toby Alderweireld, Wes Morgan, Danny Rose, Riyad Mahrez, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Dimitri Payet, Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy.
Ozil has been in exceptional for this season and has provided the highest number of assists in the league this season (18).
The 27-year-old playmaker could have more assists to his name had it not been for the profligacy of his teammates. Ozil has created the most chances in the league (122) but the Gunners have the lowest goal record in the top four.