Saturday, 4 March 2017

Mesut Ozil Suffering Without Santi Cazorla, Says Arsenal Boss Wenger

Arsene Wenger believes the absence of Santi Cazorla is having a negative impact on Mesut Ozil's form as he sees less of the ball without the Spanish midfielder behind him.
"Ozil is a guy who needs possession and with possession he is a marvellous player," Wenger said ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash with Liverpool.

"He suffered a lot from the loss of Cazorla because Cazorla in deep midfield can get you out of pressure. He gets the ball played through to a player who is higher up and then Ozil is a player who, with the timing of the pass, with the ball at the right moment, he can always do damage.
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Santi Gazorla
"He had 17 or 18 assists last year, he has less this year, but especially his numbers dropped as I told you since we had less collective possession in deep midfield, provide less ammunition for the high midfield.

"But I do not want to make a debate about one player. It is not Ozil alone who will win us the game. It is a strong team performance."
Ozil is a major doubt for the game against Liverpool due to flu.

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