Mesut Ozil ‘can get back in favour at Arsenal’ announces iconic Wenger
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that Mesut Ozil can still have a future at the Emirates.
Ozil is into the final year of his contract and appears destined to become a free agent in 2021 having fallen well down the pecking order at the Emirates, with reports the Gunners are trying to get him out of the club in January.
But despite the fact that Mikel Arteta has stated that Arsenal are evolving without Ozil in the squad, Wenger says a recall could be earned if he meets Arteta’s demands and works his way back into favour
The iconic former Gunners boss told Sky Sports: “I don’t know what’s happening on a daily basis, I will just say one thing – creative players are perfectionists.
“They are a bit more sensitive and sometimes they need to be encouraged because, of course, if I want to play a risky pass I need to be confident. Creative players make the pass that makes a team dangerous.
“Mesut Ozil is an exceptional football player. What happens at the moment between him and the club looks to be more confrontational. It’s not based only on sport.
“If Ozil cannot play in the Europa League, I’m sorry, but this guy has won things, he’s a world champion, he’s an exceptional football player.
“Why is he not playing at the moment? I don’t know. When you’re a football player you have to respect the decision of your manager and fight to get the confidence back and fight to get back in the team. He can fight, contrary to what people think. He has enough quality to get back into the team, that’s down to him now.”
Pressed further on why an enigmatic figure is not getting game time at present, Wenger added: “I don’t know. I believe he can play in the Premier League. You practice every day and you make sure if it doesn’t work you can go and play somewhere else.”
Look, Ozil can add something to this Arsenal squad, but his time at the club is over and the only reason he stayed is because of that massive contract he is getting