Arsenal morning news: Wenger assurance for Ozil and 'surprising' Gnabry

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All the latest news and gossip from The Emirates. Including Mesut Ozil, Serge Gnabry, Arsene Wenger and Piers Morgan.

There is still plenty of reaction to Arsenal’s comfortable 2-1 away victory against Swansea yesterday evening. A goal from Serge Gnabry and Aaron Ramsey apiece set the two teams apart at The Liberty Stadium - where former Cardiff City player Ramsey stole the show.

He set up Gnabry for his goal and was named the Barclays Man of the Match as his impressive season continued.

After the game, which came on the 17th anniversary of his appointment as manager, Wenger was obviously excited, stating:

‘’It was better than any cake but the first half was quite difficult, Swansea played well, they were sharper than us. We didn't play with enough purpose and they won many duels. In the second half we played in a more compact way and took advantage of every time we won the ball to be dangerous.’’

Mesut Ozil was given assurances over Wenger receiving a new contract at the end of the season - an agreement that was apparently a deal maker. Ozil was reportedly concerned about the fact the Frenchman’s contract expired at the end of the season. However with these revelations, and those of Stan Kroenke last week, it looks as if Wenger will be adding to his 17 years.

Arsene Wenger has also been singing the praises of Serge Gnabry:

‘’He is surprising. He has the talent but the personality on the pitch as well. He doesn't look timid, he looks to play with belief and of course talent.’’

Michael Owen believes Arsenal are not a top four team, but has quickly been rebuked by Piers Morgan for his assertion.

You can read about both in two excellent pieces on our site…

Piers Morgan reacts to Owen’s Arsenal claims: Calls him a ‘benchwarmer’ and a ‘clown’

Why Michael Owen couldn't be more wrong about Arsenal's top four credentials

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