Mesut Ozils sends appeal to Unai Emery over role

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Arsenal star playmaker Mesut Ozil has reiterated that he enjoys playing in the number ten role.

Gunners boss Unai Emery has hinted at playing Ozil in different roles and did do so in Arsenal’s opening game of the season against Man City.

“The fans have backed me ever since I arrived five years ago and because of that, I’ve been able to play in my preferred style,” Ozil told Arsenal’s official website.

“I always want to control the game, give assists and help my team. It was like that with me from the start.

“In my position, you have many possibilities playing forward. You can demand the balls, make telling passes or score yourself.”

Ozil played a starring role during Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Newcastle United on Saturday. The 29-year-old scored his sides second goal midway through the second half.

Arsenal take on Ukranian side Vorskla on Thursday evening in the Europa League before hosting Everton at the Emirates on Sunday.

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