When he became the manager of Arsenal, there were a lot of problems that Unai Emery had to face.
The biggest was probably how he will be able to deal with the legacy of Arsene Wenger. As for some of the other problems, they had more to do with the makeup of the squad and in that, there was one particular issue.
That would be what Emery wants to do with Mesut Ozil and it appears that he has a plan for it. Emery was asked about the player and if he had any ideas for him and here is what he had to say, as per Express:
“We are here to help every player,” Emery said when asked how he will ‘fix’ Ozil’s form.
“For me it’s the same for one player as it is for 25 players. To help them. For us Mesut is a very important player.
“We want to help to be well, fine with us. The national team didn’t get the results they wanted but today he is on holiday and I want him to relax good and I want, when he comes back with us, to start with a good mentality.
“I want to work with him with a new way and with an ambition to continue with this quality and help with this quality, getting better with the team.
“I think last year was a difficult year for all, not only for Mesut. I think it is for the team. They finished sixth in the Premier League – not the position we want.”
This is very encouraging to hear as it shows just how involved Emery will be in making the team a force to reckon with. And if Arsenal are to do that, Ozil will surely play a major role in it.
It is going to be interesting to see the way in which Emery will set up the Arsenal team and how Ozil will figure into his plans. Despite what people have to say, the German remains a very important member of the squad and he will play a major role in the fortunes of the team.
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