New Arsenal boss Unai Emery has stated that Mesut Ozil is a very important player for the club, as reported in The Guardian.
The 29-year-old attacking midfielder has been much maligned in the German press following his and his country’s poor performance at the World Cup which saw them eliminated at the Group Stage.
Ozil has also been a scapegoat for many Arsene Wenger performances and he was criticised for often going missing in big matches.
The German had his joint lowest goal return since joining Arsenal last season, scoring just four times for the Gunners.
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However, it appears Wenger’s successor is keen to include the creator in his Arsenal plans, as Emery stressed that he was a very important player for the Gunners and he wants him to come back with a good mentality after a break.
Arsenal fans have been reacting to Emery’s comments on social media and here’s a snapshot of what they’ve had to say about the former Real Madrid man rediscovering his best form.
He’s never had form.
— Ando (@ChrisAndy84) July 14, 2018
He cannot rediscover it. It has already gone.
— Nour (@_____Nour______) July 14, 2018
I don’t remember ozil having a best form.. Turns out this is a new discovery..
— Night_kyng (@Public_Enemyy) July 14, 2018
I just hope Oz can adapt to Emery’s old school hard running training.
— #WelcomeUnai (@TeeMaIzzy) July 14, 2018
Play him in the 10. Give him a midfield behind him, that allows him to receive the ball without dropping deep. He will flourish. To long he’s been played out wide and expected to cover runs of a full back.
— Jack (@JackHarperrrr) July 14, 2018
Have him turn up for training daily first that would be a start
— Jack Sessions (@SessionsJack) July 14, 2018
When did he lose his form? Not his fault that Werner and Hummels bottled the chances he created.
He created the most chances in the group stage.
— AG (@arungooner5) July 14, 2018
Good coach please help our Özil he is the best we got #AFC
— STEvE Gunners Hara (@SteveGunners1) July 14, 2018
Need to help him to stop doing magic tricks and disappearing in big games.
— Marksman Harry Kane (@MarksmanKane) July 14, 2018
Nowhere near strong enough and doesn’t work hard enough, Arsenal have better and can’t see him playing that much. He’d be much better suited to football in France/Italy
— Robbie (@Robobriain) July 14, 2018