Wenger delivers critical assessment of Arsenal ace after Swansea win
By Dominic Toner
Arsene Wenger believes that Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil must become more clinical in front of goal.
The Gunners recorded a 3-2 home victory against Swansea on Saturday and moved up to second in the Premier League table, only behind league leaders Manchester City on goal difference.
Theo Walcott continued his goal scoring form with a brace and German midfielder Ozil also got on the scoresheet.
The 28-year-old netted a fantastic left footed volley against Swansea and has now scored three goals in nine appearances across all competitions this season.
Despite his impressive finish, manager Wenger feels that Ozil should contribute with more goals and needs to take more chances.
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“It was an excellent goal, but he doesn’t take enough chances by shooting,” Wenger said, as quoted by The Sun. “In training he scores when he wants and the goalkeepers say how he is the hardest to read when it comes to where he is going to put the ball.
“I hope he takes confidence from that goal, and starts shooting more in games.”
Ozil is a regular in the Arsenal team and commonly operates in the number 10 role behind the striker.
The German international has been a phenomenal signing since he arrived at the Emirates in 2013.
He has made 126 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 23 goals and supplying 43 assists.
The former Real Madrid man will hope to aid Arsenal’s title bid, with the club in a great position after the first eight league games.
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