Robert Pires backs Ozil, calls for Wenger stay

Pires and Ozil

Pires and Ozil

Arsenal legend Robert Pires has backed the gunners new recruit Mesut Ozil to continue to shine in london

The German, signed from Spanish giants Real Madrid, took only ten minutes to assist a Giroud’s goal in his debut game for Arsenal.

However, it hasn’t been all bright for the midfielder, as he has struggled to settle down to life in England. Still, he’s continued to show determination to succeed, and that has culminated to an Fa Cup final berth.


A feat which the player has continued to dream of a trophy in his maiden season for the gunners.

Pires however, believes Ozil has got the quality and intelligence to settle quickly, and predicts a vibrant second season for the player. He said :

“I like Ozil. He is a very good player, with quality. When you come to England, it is very difficult because the football is completely different.

“For me, it was very difficult for six or seven months. When I see Mesut, I say he has had a good first Premier League season, and next season, he will be
much better. After six or seven months, it gets easier.”

Robert was also full of praise for his former manager, who subbed him in that memorable 2006 Uefa Champions League final.

“I know Arsene Wenger. Sometimes you need to take your time over a decision. He knows Arsenal, the team, the squad, all the players. He knows he has
very good quality.

“I think he will stay. If he wins the FA Cup, it’s very good for him and for the spirit and the minds of all the players. I think he will stay for next season.”


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