Arsenal boss desperate for midfielder to shine before the season ends

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hoping that the return of Mesut Ozil can coincide with success for the Gunners this season, as reported by Sky Sports.

Ozil has been out for over a month with a hamstring injury, but comes back at a crucial time for Arsenal with the battle for fourth spot back in their hands and an FA Cup final on the horizon.

Wenger’s lack of midfield options was evident on Tuesday night against West Ham, where they were equalled for long spells by the Hammers.

Ozil was criticised in weeks before his injury due to a lack of form and effort but Wenger feels he will return to his best now.

“Ozil has prepared well and it depends how quickly he will come back into the pace of the game.

“He is a quick player and agile, so sometimes these players get you out of tight situations and open up to do something interesting behind (the defence) and, when they are not there, you don’t get out of the situation and you lose the ball.”

“He has gone through a difficult spell because physically he was not as present as you would expect him to be, and I can understand the judgement at the time when he was sometimes a bit (below form), you wanted more of him, but I think you are right that you see his quality when he is not there.”

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