By Coral Barry
Arsene Wenger has revealed he will hold talks with Mesut Ozil about Arsenal’s campaign – but only after the season is over.
Ozil slammed his club during the week after he admitted Arsenal had only themselves to blame after ”screwing up” their title charge, but Wenger has brushed off his star attacker’s assessment.
Arsenal are 11 points behind Premier League leaders Leicester with eight games left to play, but when Wenger was quizzed about Ozil’s scathing comments, the Frenchman insisted his side’s only concern is to finish the campaign strongly.
Speaking at his media conference on Friday, as quoted by the Mirror, Wenger said: “We focus on giving our best until the end of the season, then we will judge the season.”
“We have had many injuries as well. Let’s not judge too much. Our job is to perform until the last day of the season so let’s perform.”
Arsenal were thought to be in pole position for the title after they beat Leicester 2-1 at the Emirates in February, but have consistently dropped points since then to the likes of Manchester United, Swansea and Tottenham.
The results have effectively wrecked Arsenal’s chances of hunting down Leicester and the Gunners go into the Watford fixture at the weekend without any real prospect of silverware this season after they were dumped out of the FA Cup and Champions League last month.
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