I'm Happy To Play For Unai Emery, Mesut Ozil Insists


Ozil made his 200th Arsenal appearance on Saturday in the 2-1 Premier League win at Newcastle.

The German midfielder also voiced his opinion of Emery publicly for the first time, following reports that the two had a fall-out in the lead-up to Arsenal's game against West Ham, which he missed with an illness. After, we were in the game, ' he added.

"A very unselfish player, a lot of assists, does a lot of good work for the team".

'The second half went very well for us and I think it was an important three points for us.

"I have proven with my experience to know the best way to manage the players, ' Emery said as his side prepare to face Rafa Benitez's Newcastle at St James" Park on Saturday.

"We want his performance each training day and in each match and for him to give us his quality".

And Arsenal moved into complete command nine minutes later when Ozil's low finish beat the hand of Dubravka after Alexandre Lacazette's initial effort from Xhaka's left-wing pull back was blocked.

It was Xhaka's first free-kick goal for the Gunners, from a distance where Ozil is normally the one in charge of set pieces.

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Arsenal will be hoping to continue their winning run when they take on Newcastle United today. "Lucas gives us this balance". "We needed this control to impose our ideas".

In the time since, Newcastle have veered back towards disaster, something they enjoy fluttering their eyelashes at with a worrying disregard, and Arsenal have a new manager in Unai Emery and a remembrance of an attacking talent that cost, and still costs, a lot of money.

"They (Arsenal) certainly deserved the win, they were much the better team in the second half". We didn't concede the transition as easy. "The second goal finished the match and the result".

This time it was 19-year-old Matteo Guendouzi who was taken off, even though Emery insisted he was happy with the French teenager - who has been keeping Torreira on the bench so far. "I want to give every player confidence", he said.

Ramsey failed to complete the full ninety minutes as he limped off to be replaced by Danny Welbeck in the 80th minute sparking concern the midfielder had picked up an untimely injury problem.

"I don't think it was not a big problem, but he was exhausted".

"I don't think he could get into the Manchester City and Liverpool teams, but it would hurt Arsenal fans to see another of their superstars leave to a Premier League rival".

With goalkeeper Petr Cech again struggling when attempting to play the ball out from defence, the Gazette asked the former PSG boss if would be rotating the side, specifically by blooding "sweeper keeper" Bernd Leno in the Europa League tie against FC Vorskla at the Emirates on Thursday.