Oliver Kahn: Arsenal don’t take Arsene Wenger “seriously”

Oliver Kahn: Arsenal don’t take Arsene Wenger “seriously”


Former Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn says Arsenal players are no longer taking manager Arsene Wenger “seriously”.

Upon their travels to Germany earlier this week, the Gunners were simply embarrassed as they suffered a 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Bavarians.

And Kahn believes the result was a reflection on how the team feels about the man in charge.

“It looks like the players don’t take the coach seriously anymore,” Kahn, speaking as a pundit for ZDF television, said.

Playmaker Mesut Ozil was one player to come under heavy fire from Kahn, who was not afraid to speak his mind on the German international.

“Of course Arsenal have their qualities, especially on the counter-attack, and they have good players like Ozil, but I haven’t seen him. Maybe you saw him.

“It’s sad to see what Ozil is calling a performance, how passive he plays, a player of his genius and qualities – it’s a shame.”

Arsenal will be looking to return to winning ways this weekend when they face non-league side Sutton United in the FA Cup.

Upon completing their domestic cup duties, the Gunners will have to wait until March 5 for Premier League action, after their clash with Southampton was postponed due to the Saints’ EFL Cup commitments.