Arsene Wenger sends clear message to Arsenal supporters about Mesut Ozil
Arsene Wenger says Mesut Ozil has worked hard to get himself fitter than ever at Arsenal
Arsene Wenger has claimed that Mesut Ozil has worked harder than ever to get himself into top shape for Arsenal in recent months.
The 29-year-old playmaker was widely praised for his performance for the Gunners last weekend as he was named man of the match in the north London derby victory over Tottenham Hotspur at The Emirates.
Ozil has been criticised over the years for failing to produce consistent performances for the north London side since his move to the club from Real Madrid back in 2013.
However, Arsenal boss Wenger says that he has been impressed by Ozil’s application and dedication in recent weeks to get himself into peak physical condition.
Speaking at a news conference on Friday before Arsenal’s trip to Burnley on Sunday afternoon, Wenger said: “Mesut Ozil has worked hard and he’s extremely fit at the moment, that’s why you see him sharp, the quality of his technical aspect is always there but he has added a more determined attitude and that’s what you want from him and great players.
“Football today is very demanding on the mental and the physical aspect. Mesut today is in a much better shape than he was before.”
Arsenal are aiming to make it back to back wins in the Premier League as they bid to try and challenge for the Premier League title this season.
The Gunners ended up in fifth place in the Premier League table last season as they missed out on Champions League qualification.
Arsenal, who did win the FA Cup last season, have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign.