Mesut Ozil can win the game for Arsenal, warns Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has warned his Bayern Munich side that they must do all they can to keep Mesut Özil quiet on Tuesday

pep guardiola
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola Photo: The Sport Review

Pep Guardiola has warned his Bayern Munich side that they must do all they can to keep Mesut Ozil quiet in their Champions League last-16 second leg against Arsenal.

The Gunners head to Munich looking to overturn their 2-0 first-leg deficit from last month’s clash at Emirates Stadium, in which Ozil missed a first-half penalty.

Ozil will give the best performance and we have to be prepared

Pep Guardiola

Ozil produced an improved performance in Arsenal’s 4-1 FA Cup win over Everton at the weekend following a brief dip in form.

And Guardiola needs no reminding of the threat posed by the Germany international heading into Tuesday’s clash at the Allianz Arena.

“I do not want to see Ozil control the game,” said Guadiola. “That will be a big problem for us.

“I never played in England, or trained a team there, so I don’t know how difficult it is, but I can imagine how difficult it is to play every three games in November, December, January.

“But this is one game, it is a final: Arsenal know that, Ozil knows that.

“For one game, the player puts in everything. From my experience, I expect the performance from the opponents. Ozil will give the best performance and we have to be prepared.”

Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Chris Sutton
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton explains his France v Poland prediction
Phil Foden
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton reveals his England v Senegal prediction
Gossip
Fabrizio Romano
Fabrizio Romano provides detailed update on Man United link to Cody Gakpo
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Chris Sutton
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton explains his France v Poland prediction
Phil Foden
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton reveals his England v Senegal prediction
Gossip
Fabrizio Romano
Fabrizio Romano provides detailed update on Man United link to Cody Gakpo
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature