Ian Wright warns Arsenal star Mesut Ozil about Man United manager

Gunners icon Ian Wright has warned star player Mesut Ozil that Jose Mourinho would be a tough manager at Manchester United

By Dan Betts
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Ian Wright has warned Arsenal star Mesut Ozil that a potential move to Manchester United may not be the move he wants to make.

The Arsenal playmaker has not had the easiest of stints at The Emirates.

Indeed, the World Cup winner has been in and out of form and criticised for an apparent lack of fight on the pitch.

Even Arsenal legend Wright has often picked out Ozil for his poor work ethic since his move to Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013.

However, the £42.5m signing’s recent form for Arsenal has silenced many of his critics with two goals and five assists in his last five games.

Ozil’s return to form has coincided with Arsenal’s improving league position.

The Gunners have hoisted themselves into the top four thanks in part to Ozil, who has been at the heart of the recovery.

The 29-year-old has won two man of the match awards in the 5-0 hammering of Huddersfield Town and the emphatic 2-0 victory over north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur is reminder of what Ozil is capable of.

It also serves as a warning of what Arsenal could lose very soon. The German is entering the final months of his contract with no renewal in sight.

Wright has spoken out about the speculation linking the German to Old Trafford after the Gunners legend warned Ozil that Jose Mourinho won’t be as forgiving as Arsene Wenger.

Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live:”Mourinho won’t accept someone not performing.”

The Arsenal legend’s comments touch on the criticism of Ozil’s time at Arsenal by some pundits and journalists.

When he reaches the final six months of his current deal, Ozil will be able to enter into discussions with a club of his choice.

La Liga giants Barcelona and Premier League duo Chelsea and Manchester United have been linked with a move for Ozil.

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