Arsene Wenger says “genius” Ozil will help Fenerbahce win the League

Mesut Ozil may have been frozen out of the Arsenal squad by Mikel Arteta, but the Gunners old boss Arsene Wenger made it quite clear that the German would still be playing for Arsenal if Le Prof was still in charge at the Emirates.

Wenger obviously has no reservations about Ozil’s style not being an asset to the team, and he has previously told Arteta that the German should be handled delicately and the team should be built around his qualities to enable him to create his match-winnig assists, just like he did when he was first signed by Wenger.

“Mesut is like if you imagine an orchestra in music. He’s a guy who plays the ball at the right time,” he said on beIN Sports, quoted by the Daily Express.

“The timing of his pass is exceptional, but the creativity of his pass is as well. In every situation he confronts, he gives the right answer and that is genius.

Arsenal’s French manager Arsene Wenger (R) and Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil smile as Arsenal players celebrate their victory over Chelsea in the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London on May 27, 2017.
Aaron Ramsey scored a 79th-minute header to earn Arsenal a stunning 2-1 win over Double-chasing Chelsea on Saturday and deliver embattled manager Arsene Wenger a record seventh FA Cup. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

“I must say he can provide the assists, the key pass. I remember he was the first one, the quickest one to break the number of assists in the Premier League. In 2015/16 he had 19 assists in the league. That is absolutely amazing.

“If the moment is right around him, the timing of the pass will be perfect and the quality of the pass will be perfect. He’s the kind of players strikers love, always.

“He certainly will be the biggest transfer of the January window because the world of football is a bit quiet.

“It’s fantastic news for Fenerbahçe who are in a strong position in the league and I think he can be the piece of the puzzle to make them even more of a threat to win the Turkish league.”

I think Fenerbahce are already a “threat” for the Turkish Super Lig considering they are level on points at the top with Besiktas at the moment and they are just about halfway through the season.

It will be interesting to see if Ozil is picked to play straight away, and if he is fit enough after ten months without a competitive game.

I am sure we will all be watching out with interest….

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16 Comments

  1. Angelo says:

    He definitely is a masterclass and would make Fenerbahce even stronger… I wish him the very best

  2. Loose Cannon says:

    yes liked he helped us win ZERO titles, long live Carzola, Ramsey, Giroud in our memory.

    1. ken1945 says:

      And how many league titles did they win for us?
      Oh yes, ZERO titles – long may that live in your memory Loose Cannon. 🤔😂

      1. Loose Cannon says:

        at the least they gave us some memorable FA cup moments unlike the wizard that vanished when most wanted, brother

      2. lcw says:

        ken : I am certain that you will get a dumb answer.

        Some of those players were at Arsenal when Ozil joined and only then we won the cup. Coincidence? Hardly because we waited 9 years.

        No surprise that Santi includes
        Mesut Özil in his best ever Arsenal XI

        1. ken1945 says:

          lcw, you were right!!!

      3. Benjamin says:

        Good reply 😀😀

  3. faithful Gooner says:

    “he has previously told Arteta that the German should be handled delicately and the team should be built around his qualities to enable him to create his match-winnig assists, just like he did when he was first signed by Wenger”

    This is ironic considering Wenger never built a team round him to get the best out of him.

  4. Herb of the Earth says:

    Sorry Loose Cannon, you missed a small part in the analysis. Wenger said he is a genius. He never said he was God. Arsenal was and still is too cheap and ‘hustling’ to win the premier league. This is why the genius could only help us win FA cups. To win the Premier league without investment you need God and a lot of large gamblers. Enough said. Mark my words though, Ozil will make a difference there. My realistic prayer is top 4 so we can return to being like in the days of boring Wenger. When we change owners or they wake up, we shall discuss winning the toughest league in the world. Fair enough!

  5. jon fox says:

    Good old Wenger- ever the ineffective style cavalier, never the more practical and pragmatic roundhead.

    History lesson: THE ROUNDHEADS DEFEATED THE CAVALIERS, AS THEY WERE BOUND TO, IN THE END.

    1. ken1945 says:

      History lesson Jon – what happened to Cromwell?
      What do you think of AW’s young signings Jon, hardly in effective wouldn’t you say?

      1. jon fox says:

        Ken If you really want to discuss one of the subjects, history, in which I have much knowledge, please ask away.

        CROMWELL WAS A BAD, PERSON AND SO WAS CHARLES 1ST. BOTH GOT WHAT THEY DESERVED IN THE END.
        BUT MY POINT WAS THAT SENSIBLE, PRAGMATIC PLANNING USUALLY BEATS CAVALIER ALL OR NOTHING STYLE , BOTH IN FOOTBALL AND IN LIFE. YOU MIGHT SAY AS IN THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE FABLE!

        On our kids, I am thrilled – like most of us, I guess- but thrilled more than anything else by the workaholic attitude of most of them. That makes a huge and welcome change from many of our senior players, both past and present over the last decade or so.

        NOT ALL OF THOSE SENIORS OF COURSE, BUT AN EMBARRASSINGLY LARGE NUMBER. I am convinced the club will stand by MA long term and he will bring success. Though until we have an owner who will properly back us with adequate funds, the title is extremely unlikely.

        I PRAY FOR DANGOTE TO COME ON BOARD, KEN.
        PLAYER OF THE FIRST HALF SEASON IS A CLOSE CALL BETWEEN SAKA AND TIERNEY WITH THE REST A WAY BEHIND BOTH, IMO.

        1. ken1945 says:

          Watching Chelsea at the moment Jon and it seems even Russian roubles can’t buy a team success, let alone the American dollar.
          If Dangote is to make a bid, now is the time, with the corona virus biting into the coffers of every football club.
          I try and keep abreast of his projects, but he seems to have gone very quite about his intentions regarding The Arsenal.

          As for history, love the subject and, after reading AW’s recent book, I believe he would have been the perfect example of modern day Cromwell.

          As for AW ‘s youngsters, brilliant – but I do think we should be looking for cover for ESR and Tierney in this window.

  6. Sid says:

    I dont think Wenger made it quite clear that he would pick Ozil in his team if he was still the boss, because that question was never asked. I think it is usual proffesional lip service that is required to be provided. I am pretty sure if Jose retired a few years down the line, even he would speak positively about his ex players.

  7. The Real Vieira Lynn says:

    I’ve always respected Ozil’s seemingly innate ability to thread the needle, but the manner by which he used his social media platform, in recent years, to inflame club-related matters and stroke his ever-fragile ego was rather disappointing…let’s hope we’ve learned a very valuable lesson about how not to conduct business moving forward, albeit I’m more than a little skeptical of that possibility in light of the Willian deal…the only silver lining in this whole debacle will come when it becomes exceedingly more difficult for Wenger apologists to use Ozil-related issues as a smokescreen to reminisce about the fictitious “good old days”…two pees in a pod, as both were world-class in their respective days, but when this was no longer the case neither could put their inflated egos aside long enough to put the interests of the team as a whole ahead of their own self-interests…this certainly isn’t to suggest that these were inherently bad men, far from it in fact, as I would expect that both had some exceedingly admirable qualities, but when things began to unravel, they both used those perceived qualities as a way to deceive the fanbase, which severely hindered the club for an unreasonable amount of time

  8. amo says:

    Ozil is an exceptional player. you cant player for Madrid if you were not. ask Ronaldo. some fans love him some don’t. that is the way it is supposed to be but one thing is consistent, the guy at his best brings football to live. millions used to watch Arsenal because of his artistic style of play. ..and now ? it is difficult for some fans to understand what Arsenal stands for…it is going to take time to find an answer to that. Arteta needs time. it is difficult to find the qualities of Cazola, Ozil , Fab and others nowadays but patience is the key.

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