Robbie Savage thinks Mesut Özil should have scored against Watford and put the game to bed.

Özil came back from a few games out injured against Watford, but Arsène Wenger clearly didn’t think he was ready to start so the German had to settle for a place on the bench.

Coming on with the Gunners 1-0 up, Özil had the chance to make it 2-0 but his shot was saved. Watford immediately made it 1-1 and then scored in the final minutes to make it 2-1.

Robbie Savage wasn’t impressed with the attempt by the 29-year-old, telling BT Sport via the Express: “I think he should score that, Mesut Özil. People say about his talent but he has to score that. 

“The thing was he was so laboured in the way he hit it, he didn’t even go for a corner. He’s either got to open his body up and put it in the far corner, or give the goalkeeper the eyes, but he went straight at the goalkeeper!

“Now the manager will get hammered, but saying that the manager will get hammered, but he’s brought on Özil and he should have wrapped the game up for them.”

There’s no denying that the German playmaker could have done better, although the ball was played behind him, so he had it caught under his feet somewhat.

The problem is that you can’t always have the ball played perfectly into your stride when you’re shooting, but I feel Ozil never seems to score if it isn’t.

Regardless, he should have wrapped up the game, as should Iwobi and a number of other Arsenal players when they were ahead at Vicarage Road.

There was plenty of time to put the game to bed, and until Özil came on the Gunners hadn’t made a single second-half chance. The midfielder came on and missed an opportunity – while also creating two for others to miss – and that’s apparently the sole cause of Arsenal’s loss.