Arsenal players have praised their fellow teammate Mesut Ozil after the £350,000 has been left out in recent weeks due to a feud with boss Unai Emery.
Mesut Ozil started his first game of 2019 last night in a 3-0 win over BATE Borisov. The game was the second leg of the fixture , the first game Ozil wasn’t even selected in the match-day squad.
1Fans were pleased with German talisman’s return last night
Jeinny Lizarazo has travelled all the way over from Miami to watch the Gunners last night. She believes that Ozil now has to play every game for Arsenal and believes we have a shot of winning the Europa League
2She wasn’t alone Claude said Ozil has start against Southampton
Claude thought Ozil’s presence gave everyone a lift and made the team more fluent.
3Fans have high hope if Ozil starts to feature heavily in league games
Could Ozil’s presence in the first team be crucial to Arsenal making the top for?
4Not all fans where convinced with the German’s performance…
DT wasn’t too sure whether Ozil warrants his place in the starting 11 just yet.
5But it is Ozil’s teammates who have gave him the biggest praise
The midfielder’s teammates where clearly happy to see him back in the side.
6“All the players are behind him”
Arsenal centre back Sokratis Papastathopoulos said this about his team mate:
“Mesut is a fantastic player and when he’s fully fit he’s one of the most important players in our team.
“All the players are behind him and we need him to go forward because we know how important he is for us.
7“When things were not going well for him, everybody was there to criticise.”
“But we have to remember what Mesut has done for this team in recent years.
“He has had some problems with sickness but now he is back in training and doing well and I hope in the next games he will continue to play like this.”
8Alex Iwobi also joined in with the praise of Ozil
The winger said:“Mesut is world class and we scored three goals against BATE as a result of him playing.
“I know if I make a run he has the vision to find me so I hope he can keep on playing.”
9Despite the high praise manager Unai Emery refuse to confirm Ozil’s place
After last night’s game he warned: “We are going to play a lot of matches in the next weeks and sometimes he will be in the starting team and sometimes he will be on the bench.”