The midfield maestro saw his performances during the Christmas period.
His anonymous display in the 3-1 defeat away to Chelsea 11 days ago was a case in point.
But former World Cuo winner Matthaus can’t understand why Ozil isn’t able to turn it on in the big games.
“He is a guy who can make the difference — but in big games I just don’t see him as much as I’d like to see him,” Matthaus told The Sun.
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That is a problem for Arsenal and a shame. He has all the quality to win games at the highest level
“That is a problem for Arsenal and a shame.
“He has all the quality to win games at the highest level but it doesn’t happen enough.
“His performance at Chelsea the other week summed him up.
“I don’t know why but when he plays against the big teams he doesn’t play at the same level as he does against smaller teams.”