Mesut Ozil and the 10 Most Harshly Criticised Footballers in the Premier League

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Mesut Ozil and the 10 Most Harshly Criticised Footballers in the Premier League
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Mesut Ozil has come under fire this week as the man who once appeared to be the keystone to Arsenal's trophy hunt missed a penalty against Bayern Munich and was lambasted for poor defending by Mathieu Flamini. The German was even moved to apologise for his subpar effort.

Yet, despite criticism surrounding his laziness, Ozil actually ran the third-highest distance of anyone on the pitch at the Emirates (as per Rant Sports), suggesting his work rate was better than many are giving him credit for. 

The Gunners midfielder leads our list of the 10 most harshly criticised Premier League players.

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