Arsenal fans continue to mull over the situation that has seen their club turned on its head recently. Mesut Ozil and Unai Emery’s apparent rift continues to cause problems and the fans simply have no explanation, however, an unlikely source who does is Jose Mourinho as an Arsenal fan has uncovered an interest Jose quote on the German.
Mourinho: ‘Özil isn’t going to be aggressive & run miles to show enthusiasm. But if you are waiting for somebody who every time he touches the ball, the ball smiles & every time he makes a pass the ball goes in the right direction with the right speed & intensity: this is Mesut’.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) February 17, 2019
Mesut Ozil and Jose Mourinho worked together at Real Madrid and it seems that despite the Portuguese tactician’s rigid style and emphasis on defensive work, the German was a player who he cherished. Ozil produced 81 assists in three years under Mourinho and that stat speaks for itself as the Gunners wonder why Emery cannot get the best from the German.
Now 30-years-old, Ozil still has loads to offer at The Emirates and it seems crazy that the club fails to play to his strengths. His creative nouse is second to none and when he’s on form he becomes nye on impossible to stop. However, under Emery this season the ex-Los Blancos hero has provided just four goals and two assists in 18 games in all competitions as he continues to look closer and closer to an exit.
You can read the Gunners’ thoughts on Mourinho’s Ozil quotes here:
Jose said that he could turn his back, in training, and tell when Ozil had the ball, because his control and passing actually sounded different, due to the way he caressed the ball.
— St. Mirren Shiny (@stmirrenshiny) February 17, 2019
Why don’t people realise this by now then?
— ² (@ftblzack) February 17, 2019
That’s rather poetic by Jose’s standards
— Joshua Owide (@joshuaowide) February 17, 2019
First time ever Mou make sense to me.
— Imrankhan Creativity (@imranabash) February 17, 2019
Everybody focuses and criticizes ozil weaknesses but he never gets plaudits for his strengths. So unfair. A player can't give what he does not have. I totally agree with Jose.
— siin joe (@ebsiinjoe) February 17, 2019
— kent_gunner (@OyafemiKehinde) 17 February 2019
Ozil played his best football under Mourinho, we may hate Mourinho but he's got that touch with most of his players. He may be tough on them but still cares about them.
— Roy (@roysworld12) February 17, 2019
The Gunners will be even more frustrated to see that even Mourinho can see a solution to their problems as they continue to look for an answer to their Ozil issue.