Despite rumours to the contrary, the Arsenal boss is still fully behind his club record signing and Mesut Ozil is confident that with the Frenchman’s help and belief, he will prove to be a fantastic signing for the Gunners. But while it is clearly good news that Wenger and Ozil are pulling in the same direction, is that the route back to the top for Arsenal?
The boss revealed the other day, in a report by The Mirror, that his playmaker would not be back in action until the new year but he also defended the German from his critics, putting the blame for the start of this season on an injury picked up with the national team and declaring that Arsenal will soon see the best of him.
Wenger said, “He will not be back until January. He came back from the World Cup with an injury.
“He had a very good first season with us. I think we will see the best of Ozil in the seasons to come.”
Ozil has also been speaking this week, in an interview picked up by the Daily Star. The 25-year old restated once again that he wants to improve as a player and that is one of the reasons for him choosing to join Arsenal and work under Wenger.
Ozil said, “He [Wenger] knows what he wants and I know he can bring me a step forward; he trusts me in that way and I trust him, completely.”
He also suggested that personal goals as well as trophy success is what drives him on, saying, “For a team, it [a trophy] is the biggest thing to get and we got it [last season with the FA Cup], but as a player, there are other things – being the best player in the world, other cups, the Champions League.”
I personally like Ozil, the way he plays and what he brings to the team, but I can also understand why he gets the criticism he does, especially when you see what Alexis Sanchez has done and the effort he clearly makes on the pitch. But when Ozil is fit and able to play again, will the two be able to take Arsenal to the next level under the guidance of our manager?