Arsene Wenger has claimed that the upturn in the form of Mesut Ozil is down to the German proving he can fight (via Arsenal.com).
When on top form, few players in the world are as entertaining to watch as Mesut Ozil and he showcased that last night.
The German dismantled Huddersfield Town, grabbing a goal and two assists in a ten-minute salvo which secured the win for the Gunners.
Now, Arsene Wenger has spoken about the playmaker and identified the reasons behind this upturn in form.
“The fact that he is fit, the fact I believe that you come often to games nobody has to convince you that Ozil is a great player,” Wenger said after the match.
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“He added something that people wanted to see from him as well, against Spurs and tonight, that he can fight and come back and win the ball back.
“Once people see that they are behind you, everybody knows in the stadium that he is a good football player and at the moment he shows that he can fight.
“Our job is to encourage people to fight of course, but I think that he always covered the distances in the game, but he is at an age where he is mature and he understands what is important, what is less important.”
It’s clear that Mesut Ozil is in a fine run of form, what’s a little less known is how his contract situation will be resolved. Arsene Wenger has ruled out the idea of selling Ozil in January but with just eight months left on his contract, there are so many unknowns. Arsenal fans should just sit back and enjoy watching the German when he is in form like this.