Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has taken a swipe at former manager Unai Emery by stating that the team is now more united under Mikel Arteta than it was under the former PSG and Sevilla boss.
Arteta replaced Emery in December after the tactician was dismissed due to the team’s poor run in the English Premier League. Arteta, albeit inexperienced was handed the reins by the Arsenal board.
During his time in charge of the club, especially his final season Emery was largely criticized for not fielding Ozil as the team struggled. The two fell out during the Europa League final last season when Emery took the German off against Chelsea with the Gunners trailing, the midfielder is said to have shouted to Turkish ‘you don’t know football’.
Under Arteta he has been a key player and the former Real Madrid man has hailed the unity that the former Gunners have brought into the team in the short period that he has been in charge of the club.
“As a team, we are much happier and everyone wants to give everything for this club. Especially tactically we improve a lot and I hope in the future we will be more successful,” he said.
Ozil further hailed Arteta’s tactical superiority predicting that the team will further improve in the next few weeks.
“The way we think as well on the pitch and outside the pitch. Tactically we are better and we’re going to see a big improvement in the next few weeks,” he added.