Gary Neville labels Mesut Ozil’s decision to apparently decline a wage decrease at Arsenal as “indefensible”.
Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have actually struck out at Mesut Ozil for apparently declining to take a pay cut at Arsenal
The Gunners revealed on Monday that most of their squad have actually concurred a 12.5% wage decrease for a 12- month duration to assist them manage the financial effect of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nevertheless, the club’s highest- making player Ozil is thought to be among 3 players to have actually withstood a drop on his ₤350,000- a-week salaries.
Ozil has actually been criticised for his actions, with Manchester United legend Neville and Liverpool icon Carragher amongst those to lay into the German midfielder.
“I always felt this would be a problem,” Carragher informed Sky SportsNews “There’s 2 hairs of players who may not completely engage, which’s a young lad who possibly didn’t have the income, or a player coming to the end of hiscontract
” However the reality the highest- paid player hasn’t done it … the remainder of the squad has actually concurred it, you have actually got to opt for the remainder of the players. As you state, it’s an enormous PR owngoal
“I’m not going to have a go at him for the wages he’s earned, blame the people who are paying him, but the highest-paid member of the squad should be one who sets the example.”
Neville added: “The concept of not being together as a group is indefensible. You’re a team on and off the pitch.
” I would not like to be among the 3 who hasn’t concurred. It will push away and separate them from the rest. When a group of players are voting on something, you accompany it.
” It simply shows the intricacies of what is going on at Premier League clubs today. Football is consuming itself from the inside out.
“Most clubs, players, are not at war but they’re in a massive battle. The players don’t trust the clubs and this is just another example of it.”
In spite of being consistently linked with a move far from Arsenal, Ozil’s representative Erkut Sogut just recently firmly insisted that the player is “very happy” in North London.