Mesut Ozil has rubbished claims that he will leave Arsenal at the end of the season and also issued full backing of Arsene Wenger.
Few days back, a Spanish news outlet, reported that Ozil wanted a move away from the Emirates Stadium if Wenger was not replaced in the summer, owing to the lack of titles at the North London club.
The Gunners were in charge of the title race at the start of the calender year but are now 11 points behind the League leaders with a game in hand, thanks to their disastrous form over the past 2 months.
However, in a post on his official Twitter page, the German midfielder reiterated that Wenger was one of the major factor in him joining the Gunners in the first place, and called for greater respect for the French manager.
Have seen the media reports today. Arsène Wenger was a big reason for me joining Arsenal – this hasn’t changed!
Here is the tweet from Mesut Ozil.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) March 22, 2016
Wenger has been under tremendous pressure over the past few weeks, as most of the fans along with the papers have been calling for his head owing to Arsenal’s failing title challenge this season. In the heat of the moment some papers seem to have picked up the Ozil story from thin air causing some tenacious moments for the fans.
However, with Ozil’s strong worded message it is quite clear that the German still believes in Wenger and his managerial ethics. Frankly speaking even through these tough times Wenger has and will always have the player’s backing because they understand and truly believe in his legacy.
It has definitely been frustrating for the fans because of the lack of silverware over the years and coupled with the lack of spending, it has definitely infuriated the fans. However, there have been many instances this season where there was feeling among many fans and the manager himself that this team has the capability to go all the way.
Either the players didn’t stand up to the occasion or may be it was just bad luck, but we failed again. However there’s no point in pointing fingers just yet, as it will only degrade the motivation further. Let us back the team to do their best in the remaining games and then see what went wrong at the end of the season.
It ain’t over till it’s over. COYG!