The pundit believes that Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka are not the right style of players to be able to bring the best of the German international’s ability.
Murphy even went on to say that Ozil might be better off playing with Manchester United star Nemanja Matic or Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante – as they may be less attack-minded and allow the 28-year-old more space to manoeuvre further up the pitch.
Speaking on Sky Sport’s new show The Debate, Murphy said: “It’s easier to produce in big games if you’re in a good team.
“I’ve always said would Ozil be better playing ahead of [Nemanja] Matic and [N’Golo] Kante or [Mousa] Dembele and [Victor] Wanyama compared to Ramsey and Xhaka.
“It’s not a criticism of Ramsey or Xhaka because they’re attacking midfielders to me who are creative.”