Fans either gaze upon the wispy 28-year-old and see sublime beauty in his delicate touches and feathery passes, or they see indolence and a glaring lack of any defensive skills. Take his goal against Ludogorets in November—the way he chipped the keeper, stopped abruptly, felled two defenders, then casually tapped in for a goal. Or the way he effortlessly whipped passes around the pitch for Germany against Brazil in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals.
The Germany international who is of Turkish descent started dating the former Miss Turkey earlier in the year and reports from local media say the two lovers are engaged.
Adams also believes Arsenal need to prioritise investment in their defensive resources, though he doubts Wenger will ever find the right balance between attack and defence. Teams like Chelsea have the likes of Matic and Cahill who’ll put their foot in and get them over the line.
Arsenal returned to winning ways with a solid victory over West Ham as a fifth straight defeat plunged Slaven Bilic's visitors deeper into the fight for Premier League survival.
The Arsenal number 11 broke up with his last girlfriend, German pop star Mandy Capristo in 2014.
He was accused of cheating on her with girlfriend of former Bayern Munich midfielder Christian Lell.