Mesut Ozil admits that he wishes he could “help the team … especially now” as the weekly Arsenal outcast under Mikel Arteta shows up in exile during Twitter Q&A and claims the club is “really missing Father figure “Arsene Wenger
- Mesut Ozil went to Twitter to hold a question and answer session with his 25.3 million followers
- The German midfielder answered questions about his current situation at Arsenal
- Ozil was not included in Arsenal’s Premier League or Europa League squads
- Arsenal are four points above the relegation zone after a disastrous run
Refusing to play the guilt game about his Arsenal exile, Mesut Ozil said he was desperately interested in getting teammates out of their current malaise during an insightful question-and-answer session on Twitter.
The German was not part of the Premier League or the Europa League of Arsenal and therefore had to follow the events at home just like the fans.
Mikel Arteta’s team were eliminated from the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening and are just four points ahead of the relegation zone. Worrying games are on the horizon.
Mesut Ozil spent some of his free time doing a Twitter Q&A with his followers
When asked if he was happy at Arsenal, Ozil simply said he wanted to help the team now
Arsenal have had a dismal season and are just four points ahead of relegation spots
When asked if he is happy at Arsenal right now, having been frozen under Arteta, Ozil replied diplomatically.
“It’s a very difficult time for everyone at the club – not just me,” he replied.
‘The situation is frustrating for everyone. Of course, I would wish I could help the team right now, but unless I get the chance, I just hope we can get better results again soon. ‘
Then he added a follow-up tweet, careful it was the question that many fans focused on, and wrote, “But let’s stay positive!”
Mikel Arteta chose not to include Ozil in his Premier League or Europa League squads
The German has long insisted that he will see the remaining six months of his contract with Arsenal
Ozil is no longer under contract this summer but has so far been content to see the rest of his business rather than cut his January losses.
His agent Erkut Sogut has long insisted that Ozil has no intention of leaving the club before his contract expires next summer.
When Sogut spoke to Tuttomercatoweb and asked if Ozil would be leaving in January, he said, “Even a day is a long time in football, you never know. Of course, many clubs are interested in him.
‘That never changed, but his willingness to keep his contract and play hasn’t changed either.
“He is a man of his word, faithful, and loyalty is hard to find in these times.”
He was full of praise for the ‘father figure’ Arsene Wenger (right), who signed him in 2013
Ozil added that “a lot of people around Arsenal really miss the former boss”
The rest of his Q&A took on a lighter tone, wondering which teammate he thought would be the best fit for the Fortnite video game, who he thought would be a future star, and what he thought of former boss Arsene Wenger.
In Wenger, the man who brought Ozil to the club from Real Madrid in 2013, Ozil compared him to a “father figure” and said that he was not the only one who missed the French responsible.
“He was really a fantastic manager,” he said.
“Yeah, and like a father figure to me and a lot of other players … I think a lot of people at Arsenal really miss him.”
While he crowned Sead Kolasinac as the best Fortnite player in the Arsenal dressing room, it’s Matteo Guendouzi, who is now on loan from Hertha Berlin. He believes that one day he will be a great football player.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has been chosen by Ozil as his dream teammate
The German also said he wished he had played with Arsenal icon Dennis Bergkamp
There were many questions about the future – his own and Arsenal’s – but there were also questions asking Ozil to put the clock back.
When asked who his dream teammate would be, the German pulled out one of the best midfielders to have ever played alongside him.
“I would say Zinedine Zidane,” replied Ozil. ‘But that would have been difficult since we’re both # 10 …
“Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires, Ridvan Dilmen and Gigi Buffon maybe – they’re great people off the field too.”