Mesut Ozil ‘a totally changed player’ during Mikel Arteta’s training sessions at Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Mesut Ozil has responded well to Mikel Arteta’s arrival at Arsenal (Getty Images)Mikel Arteta has already made a major impact on Mesut Ozil as the midfielder’s performances during Arsenal’s training sessions have significantly improved, according to reports.Ozil’s future at Arsenal appeared to be under threat during Unai Emery’s reign as the midfielder was used sparingly during the first half of the season.But the 31-year-old has started in all three games since Arteta took charge of the team and is set to play a key role in the second half of the Gunners’ campaign.According to ESPN, Ozil has been revitalised by the faith shown in him by Arteta and has displayed a marked improvement during training sessions.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe report claims that sources inside the club describe Ozil as ‘a totally changed player’ since Arteta’s appointment and have been impressed with the midfielder’s performances in training. Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 5 Jan 2020 12:14 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.7kShares Mesut Ozil ‘a totally changed player’ during Mikel Arteta’s training sessions at Arsenal Advertisement Mikel Arteta views Mesut Ozil as a key part of Arsenal’s attack (AFP via Getty Images)It’s also claimed that Arteta has been quick to give Ozil specific instructions, urging the midfielder to take up ‘half spaces’ on the right side of Arsenal’s attack when they are in possession.Speaking earlier this week, Arteta made it clear that he views Ozil as a vital figure in Arsenal’s attack.‘I haven’t been surprised by Mesut’s performances because I know him well and his ability,’ said the Arsenal boss.‘But the structure has to be there to help him bring out everything he has inside.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He can’t do it all on his own. Nowadays, there are only two or three players in the world who can do that.‘I try to prepare the team with the strengths and weaknesses we have in mind. In these kind of positions Mesut can be very effective.‘Now I am hoping that he can sustain this level every three or four days and he’s putting in everything he has to try to do that.‘His physical numbers have improved so much and he’s willing every day in training.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img

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