Mesut Özil orchestrates for Arsenal – but can offer so much more

02 September 2018 04:51
Though the German midfielder was influential in a wide role in the win at Cardiff, his manager has a right to expect betterOnce again Mesut Özil looked across to the side of the pitch and saw his number was up. At Stamford Bridge two weeks ago it felt like a humiliation, the German hauled off by Unai Emery with 22 minutes of a finely-poised contest remaining and having to endure ironic cheers from the home supporters on the back of an ineffective display.This time, on a warm afternoon in the Welsh capital, it was different. Özil was again substituted, but with only six minutes left of a game Arsenal were winning and in which this most enigmatic of figures suggested he does have a future at this club, with this manager, after all. Related: Arsenal edge five-goal thriller against Cardiff thanks to Alexandre Lacazette Related: Unai Emery says Mesut Özil needs to adapt to different positions at Arsenal Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian