Mesut Ozil on Arsene Wenger: The celebrated Arsenal midfielder has spoken on former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal are cruising under Unai Emery in the 2018/19 season. The club is on a 10-game winning run across all competitions. Emery’s side conceded losses in their first two games of the Premier League, but is yet to drop points in the English top flight since.
The London club went a major overhaul as Arsene Wenger, who was the manager of the club for 22 years, stepped down at the end of the season. Unai Emery took the unenviable job of replacing the Frenchman and oversaw the arrival of five new players, while parting ways with midfield mainstays Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla.
In their win against Leicester City on Monday night, traces of Wenger’s football could be seen in the way Arsenal attacked. Mesut Ozil starred for the Gunners as the midfielder scored a goal and assisted another to lead Arsenal’s comeback.
Now, the former German international spoke on Arsene Wenger’s contribution to his game.
Mesut Ozil on Arsene Wenger:
The Arsenal star conducted a Q and A session on Twitter ahead of the Europa League clash against Sporting Lisbon. He answered to various questions posted by his fans. One of them was about the role Arsene Wenger played in his development.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) October 23, 2018
“How much influence has Arsene Wenger had on your career as a footballer, both for Arsenal and previously for Germany? #AskMesut,” a fan asked.
How much influence has Arsene Wenger had on your career as a footballer, both for Arsenal and previously for Germany? #AskMesut
— 🇹🇪🇯 (@sartejt) October 24, 2018
Mesut Ozil insisted that Wenger had always been supportive to him and he hopes that the former Arsenal manager returns to club football.
He always protected and supported me the best way he could. I’m very thankful he was my coach. Would love to see him as a club manager again. https://t.co/Yfe886Y9Ki
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) October 24, 2018
“He always protected and supported me the best way he could. I’m very thankful he was my coach. Would love to see him as a club manager again,” wrote Ozil.
There have been reports on Arsene Wenger returning to football by the start of 2019. However, Wenger is yet to confirm the claims.
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Arsenal will return to Europa League with an aim to extend their winning run to 11 games across all competitions. The club is yet to win a single UEFA game in Portugal and Unai Emery’s side will push to end Arsenal’s dismal run in the country.
Arsenal have won 10 consecutive matches in all competitions for the first time since October 2007 (a run of 12).
Can they continue with this extraODInary momentum tonight as they take on Sporting Lisbon?
What are your predictions? pic.twitter.com/hblNDauaPm
— ODIBETS KENYA (@odibets) October 25, 2018
Arsenal will return to Premier League with a trip to Crystal Palace on Sunday.