Mesut Ozil looked like a standout performer every time he took the pitch ever since Mikel Arteta took over at Arsenal.
Arteta always admired Ozil’s skill and now he’s showing a lot of faith in him.
The duo developed a great relationship, and the German just confirmed it.
“He can show us everything he has learnt his long career so he knows exactly what we need to do, and so we know what we need to do as well,” Ozil told Arsenal’s official website.
“He just pushes us far to get there so we can play successfully.
“He knows what to say to us, how to give us a positive attitude and how to make us be successful.
“I can see he is really hungry, but at the same time he is very down to earth and that is a very good characteristic to make us be a successful team.
“It is basically getting us back to the old Arsenal virtues. Fighting and having possession, being in control of the game, having the ball all the time.
In the end, Ozil praised Arteta’s approach:
“These are the things that he is working on with us and you can see it – everyone is smiling, laughing, enjoying their time at the moment and this has made us be successful now. I think he is the right man at this club.”
Things certainly are getting better by the day for the Gunners. Arteta looks like he could, in fact, become a big manager as the time goes on.