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Tierney: 'Light at the end of the tunnel' for Arteta's Arsenal
Arsenal may have dropped out of the top half of the Premier League table, but Kieran Tierney is upbeat about the future under Mikel Arteta.The Gunners have suffered back-to-back defeats since the Premier League campaign restarted earlier this month, going down 3-0 at Manchester City before Brighton and Hove Albion scored a late winner in a 2-1 victory on Saturday.
Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta has explained why after the Corona break, he recently did without players like Mesut Özil and Matteo Guendouzi on a regular basis. "I will use any player who is willing to jump on the boat," the Spaniard used an unusual phrase at a press conference.
He explained what he meant and what players he was counting on: "Players who are committed to 100 percent committed to our culture, players willing to help each other, fight for each other and enjoy playing with each other, "said Arteta.Arsenal successful without Özil and Guendouzi
The fact that he currently does not see Özil and Guendouzi as such players has become clear from his decisions against the midfield duo in recent weeks. In any case, Arteta's success proves it right: from the last four Premier League games, the Gunners brought the optimum yield of twelve points. This gives you a sniff again at the ranks that qualify for the Europa League.
Liverpool's transformation to title winners an inspiration for Arsenal – Arteta
The Gunners manager has praised the Reds' club culture and the way they have grown over the past four yearsManchester City's 2-1 loss to Chelsea on Thursday meant the Reds were confirmed as champions of English football for the first time in 30 years.
Mesut Özil, who has been with Arsenal since 2013, only has 18 league appearances for the club this season. He scored a goal and two assists.
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"Arsenal must sell Ozil to protect the new generation" .
A former Arsenal icon has pressed the London club to part with its German star, Mesut Ozil. © Supplied by Football 365 Arsenal Mesut Ozil is currently playing its 7th season in Arsenal's jersey. Will there be an eighth for him on the Emirates side? Doubt is allowed, even if the former German international has one more year of contract.