We used to be a team to dominate almost any team we play. And I really mean dominate, not just pass the ball sideways and scrape 60% possession.
Nowadays we play boring and non-invasive football - against most of the lesser teams. And against the good ones, we play some pathetic form of defensive game without having either anyone anywhere good enough to defend properly, close down spaces and repulse possession football, or a proper game plan.
I personally don’t like Ozil (he is simply not my type of footballer, I prefer players with grit who contribute in more than just one phase of the game) but it is through no fault of his own that his shortcomings come out glaring in our mindless, inappropriate system.