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 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
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.”