Sport Arteta expects Ozil to be frustrated at lack of game time

01:50  01 july  2020
01:50  01 july  2020 Source:   goal.com

I'll never be influenced by Ozil's Arsenal wages, says Arteta

  I'll never be influenced by Ozil's Arsenal wages, says Arteta The German - who earns £350,000 a week - has yet to play a single minute for the Gunners since English football's restart amid coronavirusArsenal’s head coach left the playmaker, who pockets £350,000 a week and is Arsenal’s highest earner, out of the squad for the trip to Brighton on June 20.

Asked if Ozil is frustrated by his lack of game time since the restart, Arteta said: “I’m expecting a player that is not playing to feel hurt and Meanwhile, Arteta wants the loan deal of teenage defender William Saliba at St-Etienne to be extended so the teenager can play in the French Cup final.

Arteta 's arrival could signal an unexpected boost for the erratic midfielder Ozil , whose form and perceived lack of work rate have frustrated Arsenal fans in recent seasons. “ To be fair his attitude in training since the day that I walked into the building has been incredible,'' Arteta said. ‘

a man looking at a ball: Mesut Ozil has not yet featured for Arsenal since the restart © Getty Images Mesut Ozil has not yet featured for Arsenal since the restart

Mikel Arteta expects Mesut Ozil to be frustrated by a lack of game time at Arsenal but has reiterated his backing of the playmaker.

Ozil has not played a single minute since the resumption of the season, despite having featured in all of Arsenal's Premier League games under Arteta prior to the suspension of the campaign in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a news conference previewing Arsenal's league clash with bottom side Norwich City, Arteta emphasised the German's importance to his squad after a back injury stopped him from being involved in the FA Cup quarter-final win over Sheffield United on Sunday.

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Arteta accepts Ozil is unlikely to be pleased by his turnaround in fortunes but insists the World Cup winner is still a key player for the Gunners.

"I expect a player who is not playing to feel hurt and disappointed," Arteta told reporters.

"I believe that he is not very happy that he is not playing but as well as that he picked up an injury the other day, so we have to wait and see. I want all of my players at their best and to have the squad as full as possible.

"I know him really well, I played with him. I think he is a very unique player, he has very specific qualities in the way he plays and what he brings to the team.

"I don't think much has changed, he had to adapt to the league, he needed some time, but he established himself in this league for a long time, something which is not easy to do."

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Arteta 's first home game in charge did not yield any points, but it did at least provide clear signs of progress. David Luiz was outstanding at times , throwing himself into But Arteta will take the most satisfaction from his off the ball work. It is already clear that Ozil , so disillusioned under Unai Emery, is

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Arteta also refuted the suggestion Ozil's reported £350,000-per-week salary could have any bearing on his team selection.

"Never. That's an agreement that the club were happy to do to move ahead," Arteta added.

"It's never the right question – players are paid what they deserve for both parties, it's not something I have to judge."

Wednesday's match with Norwich represents Arsenal's first match at Emirates Stadium since the season restarted, though with all games now played behind closed doors, Arteta accepts home advantage can no longer be relied upon.

"I think it is more equal, the emotion and pressure is different," Arteta said.

"It will be the same at the Emirates – we are all getting used to this. The pressure on the players, referees is different.

"It's a different context and something new for us. To play at home is easier [for travel arrangements], but we are so happy to be back playing. We cannot be too critical."

Arteta still regularly seeks advice from Man City boss Guardiola .
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta no longer works for Pep Guardiola but can still lean on the Manchester City boss for advice.Arteta worked under the tutelage of Guardiola as his assistant from July 2016 until departing to replace Unai Emery as Arsenal head coach last December.

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