Unai Emery and Arsene Wenger Disagree Over Ozil’s Retirement

Germany international Mesut Ozil retired from international football immediately after his unimpressive outing at the Russia 2018 World Cup.

The 30-year-old reportedly claimed he was racially abused by his country’s FA, therefore, making his decision to retire unexpectedly.

Speaking during the recent international break, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claimed that former World Cup Champions Germany — who are facing huge crises -at the moment — desperately need to convince Ozil to return back to the team.

‘I believe that Germany needs Ozil,’ Wenger said.

According to the Frenchman, the player didn’t do badly during the Mundial, so, Joachim Low must find a way to get the Gunners playmaker out of retirement.

“I hope that Low can convince him to come back. Ozil is a super football player, he was not the worst at the World Cup.” the Frenchman told SportBild earlier this week.

Furthermore, Wenger admits that Ozil’s confidence level would be affected by his inactive role during the international break.

Contrary to Wenger’s comments, Arsenal manager Unai Emery was happy the playmaker call it quit with Germany.

The former Sevilla manager believes playing two games in one week while on the international break isn’t good for players physical strength and psychology.

‘International breaks are not easy if you have to play two matches, ” Emery told reporters.

He admits Ozil now has much time to rest and prepare for club assignments whenever other players are with their respective countries.

“When players stop this, maybe it can help them focus more for us, with training and improving things. It could help Mesut to find our ideas more quickly,’’he said.


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