Why curiosity was never going to kill Arsenal’s Mesut Özil | Barney Ronay

Özil has been accused of not running enough or working hard enough but after four years at Arsenal he remains basically the same player with the same skills

You’d have to try pretty hard not to like Paul Merson as a TV pundit. Even if you insisted on making a public show of not liking him – rolling your eyes, clutching a scented handkerchief, pointing out, pedantically, that he often talks a load of rubbish – it would be hard to avoid secretly liking him all the same.

Maybe not in the same way you might like Ian Wright, who has in the past few years taken a breath, realised he can just say whatever’s on his mind and become in the process the best football pundit out there.

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October 13th, 2017 by