Sunday Mirror

...on Arteta’s ax­ing of Ozil

- Sports · Soccer · Mesut Özil · Arsenal F.C. · Josep Guardiola · Mikel Arteta · Mikel John Obi · Manchester City Football Club · Manchester · Germany · Germany national football team

“THE way things are go­ing it looks like Me­sut Ozil (be­low) won’t play an­other game for Ar­se­nal and that’s a shame and waste of a foot­balling tal­ent.

“Maybe that is down to Pep Guardi­ola and his in­flu­ence on Mikel Arteta’s man­age­rial and coach­ing ca­reer.

“Look at the way Manchester City press and get the ball back quickly. Maybe Arteta doesn’t want play­ers who won’t do that and maybe Ozil hasn’t got that work ethic.

“For me, it’s im­pos­si­ble to be Ger­man Foot­baller of the Year five times and play so many games in a top in­ter­na­tional team like Ger­many and sud­denly you can’t fit in at a club like Ar­se­nal. I think you have to make a po­si­tion for Ozil so that he does fit in.”

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