Mesut Özil has been a staple of world football since bursting onto the scene at the 2010 World Cup. In almost cringe-worthy fashion, Real Madrid bought him following those breakout performances at the age of 21.
Some may forget but Özil's first two seasons at Madrid were downright incredible; he bagged 25 assists his first season and was on the Ballon d'Or shortlist the next. It was rather predictable, then, that Madrid decided to replace him with Luka Modrić - in hindsight, this was a good choice but at the time reeked of Madrid unnecessarily splurging.
The German playmaker has been a focal point of Arsenal's attack for five years now... but that's not exactly a compliment. In FIFA 18 Özil was rated 88, then Arsenal had the clubs worst ever Premier League season. Özil was a big part of an unmotivated and unimpressive Arsenal team that finally led to Arsene Wenger's resignation.
As if that weren't enough, Özil also started for the Germany team that crashed out of the 2018 World Cup in spectacular fashion. Özil is a far cry from the player he was in 2010, and should be nowhere near a 90 rating.
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