Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
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Mesut Ozil 'can do more' for Arsenal, says Unai Emery

Mesut Ozil 'can do more' for Arsenal, says Unai Emery

He can improve, he can do more.

Granit Xhaka continues to split opinion among the fans as while he's so important to our build-up play, he is a liability when we're not in possession.

"The first time, maybe, he could feel different but every day with us in the work, I look at him and he looks well and happy, working with our demands every day", said Emery.

He started the opening two matches of Emery's first campaign at the Emirates, but ESPN reported that he was left out against the Hammers after arguing with the Spaniard and walking out of training.

"For me, it is a new moment", said Emery.

Following talks over the global break, Emery claims the two are getting on and have a good working relationship. "I want to push them", he said.

Chief executive Ivan Gazidis' future looks less certain, though, with AC Milan having re-opened negotiations with him.


Emery insists that he has known the Spanish worldwide for a long time, seeing him from close quarters during Monreal's time in Spain with Malaga and Osasuna.

The word in Italy is Milan, who were taken over by USA hedge fund Elliott Management in the summer, are confident of securing their target following weeks of wooing.

Emery finally started Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette together against Cardiff and it paid off as they were both on the score-sheet.

It was Gazidis who oversaw the personnel changes after Wenger's departure following more than two decades in charge. The 53-year-old was behind the appointment of Emery and also brought in Raul Sanllehi as head of football relations and Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment.

Here for me it isn't for a lot of the time speaking about what people are telling us. 'About our performance. About our ideas.

'I think it's one question for him. He is very convinced about that in my conversations with him about it.

"I knew Nacho in Spain when he was playing in Osasuna and in Malaga".

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