Arsenal manager has heaped praise on play-making midfielder Mesut Ozil in a recent interview.
The German midfielder has been in stunning form of late and has scored three goals and made five assists so far. And it was his recent wonder-goal against Newcastle that has got Wenger praising the 29-year-old. The German scored a wonderful volley to win the game for the Gunners.
Ozil is currently out of contract at the end of the year and talks of anew contract have come to a stalemate.
But Wenger has no grudges and heaped praise on the midfielder after his recent displays.
“I think he takes responsibilities and that is what you want from him. ‘He is mature, he guides the team, they are aware he is on the ball a lot – always your heart rate goes down when he has the ball”, Wenger said.
“Not only his goal but I would say more important is the quality and the influence he has on the collective game. ‘You cannot score a goal like that every week, but you can play like he plays usually every week. So that is more important. If he adds that to his game then that is even more important.”
Ozil has attracted interest from Barcelona and Manchester United for his services. But Wenger believes Ozil will stay.
“I believe he [Ozil] wants to stay,’ Wenger said…”You want nobody to leave and see where we stand on that. ‘But at the moment it is very difficult to say. Until the end of the season we know what the situation is, but after that I cannot tell you.”
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