Unai Emery sends message to Mesut Ozil after Arsenal win at Newcastle

Unai Emery praises Mesut Ozil after Arsenal's 2-1 win at Newcastle United on Saturday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil Photo: Puma

Unai Emery praised Mesut Ozil after the Arsenal playmaker helped to inspire the Gunners to a 2-1 win at Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon.

Ozil netted Arsenal’s second goal at St James’ Park after Granit Xhaka had give the north London side the lead against the Magpies.

The German playmaker has often come in for criticism in recent seasons for failing to produce consistent performances for the north London side.

However, he played a key role in helping Arsenal to claim all three points at St James’ Park on Saturday.

And Emery was full of praise for Ozil after watching his Arsenal side claim their third straight win in the top flight on Saturday against the Magpies.

Speaking at his post-match news conference on Saturday, Emery said: “For me I see the players are the same, each have quality.

“His [Ozil’s] quality helps the team, it is important he scored.

“I want not only for him to assist we need him to go in the box and score like today. I will work with every player and continue our process to create the team as we want.”

Arsenal are aiming to at last break back into the top four this season after the north London side ended up in sixth place and without a trophy last term.

The north London side have not finished in the top four for the last two seasons, with Arsene Wenger having stepped down as Gunners boss at the end of last term.

Arsenal last won the Premier League back in 2003-04, when the lifted the trophy without losing a top-flight game.

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