Unai Emery reacts to Mesut Ozil’s display in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Newcastle
Unai Emery has his say on Mesut Ozil's display in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Newcastle United
Unai Emery admitted that he was pleased with Mesut Ozil’s performance as he helped to inspire Arsenal to a 2-0 win over Newcastle United on Monday night.
The Gunners claimed a 2-0 win over the Magpies in front of their home fans thanks to goals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette in either half at The Emirates.
Ozil was named as the man of the match as he put in an impressive display to help Arsenal claim a win which moved them above local rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League table.
The German World Cup winner has often failed to hold down a regular starting spot at The Emirates under Emery this season.
But the Arsenal manager was clearly happy with what he saw from Ozil at The Emirates on Monday night.
Speaking in an interview quoted by Metro, Emery said: “We were improving little by little and our first goal helped us a lot,
“Mesut Ozil has quality, when he can find the best performance for the team, he is playing like we want with the system and how tactically we want. He is giving us his quality.”
He added: “We are making progress in the table but we know it is difficult, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United are going to win a lot of games.”
Arsenal will return to Premier League action on Sunday as they look to try and keep up their challenge for a top-four finish.
The north London side – who take on Napoli in the Europa League quarter-finals this month – are aiming to break back into the top four after having missed out on Champions League qualification for the last two seasons running.