Arsenal’s injured playmaker, Mesut Ozil, has given hope of a possible return to the squad soon, stating that he is “on the right path” as regards his recovery.
The most expensive Gunner ever has been on the sidelines since before the International break in October after damaging his knee in the defeat at Stamford Bridge. He has since undergone a treatment process which has progressed very well, and the elegant midfielder now sees himself making a comeback in the no distant time, even if he has admitted to some frustration at not being able to play all the while.
“After a time, you really miss playing football” Ozil is quoted on the club’s official website.
“You miss the ball and just want to play. When you watch the games and think that you could have been playing, and playing well, it makes you miss it. But that’s the way things are.”
Ozil has been at the Emirates frequently to watch his teammates make it without him, being in the stadium for the last two League games against Southampton and Newcastle, while making his joy at the victories known via his twitter feed.
Speaking more broadly on the games the team has played so far, the German said:
“When you watch the games, we’ve dominated a lot of them but have conceded unnecessary goal. that can’t happen, because in the Premier League, every team is capable of beating one another.”
Amidst the turmoil of criticisms brandished towards the manager on his rigidity with respect to changing the set up according to the opposition, Ozil has backed Wenger, and is also confident of our ability to go all the way with Chelsea in the race for the League title.
“We have to get our points by playing the game our way. I am convinced that we will finish the season near the top of the table.”
A firm acclamation from Ozil there, and one might say he needs to come back to the team to actually show he meant it. Though no particular date has been set for his return, he would surely be like a new signing again when he returns in January and could provide us with renewed momentum to surely push the team forward on an accelerated pace.
Injuries surely have their lows but perhaps it helps the players understand the game better when watching from a fan’s perspective where they can really not help on the pitch. It should give him more drive to right some of the wrongs he may have observed while analyzing from the upper rows in the stands.
Wenger has used Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez as the creators-in-chief in Ozil’s absence and the return of the German should add more fluidity to our attacks and form a strong basis for more sophisticated Arsenal football to watch.
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