Thursday, February 25, 2021

Kanu would have fought Ozil if they were playing together, says Henry


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Thierry Henry

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry says Mesut Ozil’s lackadaisical attitude would have drawn him sticks from his teammates, including Nwankwo Kanu if he had played in the same team with him.

Henry joined in the criticism of Ozil, who has been poor for Arsenal this season in an interview with Sky Sports, insisting the 28-year-old has to do more to influence games.

The Arsenal legend cited the lack of leaders in the dressing room of his former club as part of the reason the 28-year-old World Cup winner gets away with his laid back attitude during games.

“He can clearly play and last year everyone was praising him. This year he is struggling because he doesn’t do enough on a daily basis,” Henry said.

He added: “In my old team, everyone talked. Sylvain Wiltord talked. Edu the same. Even Nwankwo Kanu would have said something, though he doesn’t talk much. Jens Lehmann, he was talking all the time. We had guys at it throughout the team.”

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