Ozil retired from international duty from Germany following their early World Cup exit, citing "racism and disrespect" as key to his decision. In reply, Hoeness claimed Ozil "has been s*** for years" and would not be missed.
Hoeness had, a month later, returned to the topic to further question Ozil's ability and commitment by insisting the perception and brand Ozil has built is not a true representative of his footballing talents.
"I've been watching the player for a long time and he's a well-marketed product whose image is a lot better than he is, which is the only big blame for me," Hoeness told Sky Sports News in Germany.
"Had [Germany coach Joachim] Low gone to Arsenal more often in London and looked at him properly, he probably would not have taken him for sporting reasons.
"It is a miracle that he is now captain at Arsenal."
Ozil released a three-part statement on social media explaining his decision to remove himself from international selection, but Hoeness appeared to suggest the Arsenal man is yet to address the move.
He continued: "Ozil should have been forced to make a statement. But leaving that without explanation was probably the biggest mistake ever," he said.