Mesut Ozil has defended Manchester United star Bastian Schweinsteiger after the Germany captain came in for criticism following his performance against Newcastle United on Saturday.
Ozil, an international team-mate of the former Bayern Munich midfielder, experienced widespread criticism in his first season with the Gunners during the 2013/2014 campaign and knows all about facing pressure situations.
The Arsenal playmaker said: ‘The drastic interim judgement in [the] English press is not fair towards him. He certainly needs some time to adjust to Premier League. Just allow him a bit of time,’ Ozil told Sport1.
‘Basti has shown the whole world at the World Cup what a leader he is, most of all in the final.
‘Whenever the English media writes about Bastian, they put a World Cup winner before his name. He’s now the German world champion, who should make the difference for United.’