Arsenal wants to be home for Ozil, says Coach Emery

PEMA CHUDEN LEPCHA 26/07/2018 12:53 PM


New Delhi, Jul 26:  Arsenal can be "home" for midfilder Mesut Ozil after leaving team of Germany. Emery said that Mesut Ozil has nothing but respect from his team-mates after his decision to quit Germany’s national team claiming racism sparked uproar in his home country on Wednesday.

Arsenal-Coach says “We want to help all the players and Mesut to feel here with us like he’s at home, like a family,” Emery, who is in his first weeks as Arsenal coach, said during a pre-season visit to Singapore. “We are every player’s family and for him to work every day, to work well with his team-mates, is good for us… I’m very happy with him. I’m looking at every player and I think Mesut, he has here the respect of every player.”  

Mesut Ozil, who was born in Germany to Turkish-origin parents, said he felt “racism and disrespect” pointing the finger at German football authorities in his no holds barred statement released over the weekend. The 2014 World Cup-winner said he was unfairly maligned over Germany’s group-stage exit in Russia, after some media highlighted a pre-tournament photo with Turkey’s strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose,” Ozil wrote.

Emery said. “Normality is the best thing for him and I am sure he’s going to do a big season with us this year… it’s very, very personal and here I want to help him. “Everybody at the club is thinking like me to help him and to feel (good) here and express his quality with us.”  

   Achievements of Mesut Ozil for Germany

At international level, Özil played 92 matches for the Germany national team, scoring 23 goals, and registered 40 assists. He has also won a record five German Player of the Year awards. Özil represented his country in three FIFA World Cups, as well as two UEFA Europeans championships and was an integral part in both the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UERA Euro 2012 team in South Africa and Ukraine, starring as the joint-highest assist provider in both competitions. He further contributed as a part of the 2014 World Cup-winning side in Brazil, with his versatility and creativity aiding in his nation's triumph in a 1–0 victory over Argentina in the final .After the 2018 FIFA World Cup Özil retired from international competition due to alleged discrimination and disrespect by the German Football Association.


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