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Mesut Ozil will be given a central role

During the entire career of Mesut Ozil as a player of Arsenal, the German midfielder has been played in a number of different positions on the pitch and he hasn’t truly managed to stand out or replicate the performances that he made during his time as a player of Real Madrid.

For this season however, it is believed that Mesut Ozil will be performing in his preferred central role as Arsene Wenger is expected to change the German midfielder from the left side of the pitch into the center of the midfield which is his favorite position. Continue reading

Mesut Ozil may return next year

Mesut Ozil is not in a mood to get rushed back to the game at any point of time this year. He said that in an event yesterday.

Ozil has not been in the scene for one month or so. The last time he had featured was in the first week of October against the Blues.

He, then, torn his ligament while being with the German national squad.

The Arsenal supporters were hoping that the forward would be back around Christmas, but, they would be sad to hear that it’s not going to happen.

Speaking in that event yesterday, Ozil said, “I think I have to be out for 7-8 weeks more at least. So, coming back this year is out of question. It already feels like a long break, but, that’s soccer for you. You cannot escape from injuries. However, you need to keep yourself in good shape mentally and that’s what I am trying to do. I hope I am back in January.”

A couple of big names including Giroud are already not there for the Gunners and now, with the news of Ozil’s unavailability until January, Arsene Wenger would be really worried.

It’s not an ideal scenario for a manager to be without his big players especially when the morale of the team is totally down.

Arsenal’s confidence would have hit rock bottom after the defeat to Swansea. It was the second time in a row that they dropped points after taking the lead.

Chelsea which is the top positioned team in English first division right now has 12 points more than Arsenal and Wenger, a few days ago, had admitted that covering that gap might be impossible now.

The French coach would be eyeing a top 4 spot rather than the title in the remaining part of the season.

 

OZIL RULED OUT

Arsenal have been given a major blow after German international Mesut Ozil has been ruled out for more than three months with a knee injury. The 25-year-old has been struggling for form in the last six months, but he has also been playing non-stop football during this period.

Last season, he had a break for a couple of weeks that helped him find his form towards the business end of the campaign. It also would have been partly responsible for his superior form at the World Cup 2014, where he helped Germany lift the title. Continue reading