The former Manchester United stalwart says the struggling Germany international would have benefited from the privileges the Portugal superstar enjoyed at Old Trafford.
Ozil endured another disappointing night, substituted at halftime with a hamstring injury following an anonymous display, as the Gunners exited the Champions League at the last 16 stage at the hands of Bayern Munich for the second season in succession.
"Ozil getting a hard time. He's obviously dipped this last couple of months and the first season in a new league (without a Christmas break) can take some getting used to even with the price tag," tweeted the former Manchester United stalwart. "At the moment looks like he's finding it difficult mentally. However Arsenal are better for having him and he will return stronger.
"On the lack of a Christmas break--- no excuse really for an experienced manager. He could have given him one [of] first two weeks in January - Ronaldo used to get one!"