Mesut Ozil says Arsene Wenger is one of the best managers in the world

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has come in for increased criticism at Arsenal this season.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has told France Football that Arsene Wenger has proven he is among the best managers in the world.

Arsenal endured a disappointing campaign this past season as they fell away in the Premier League title race.

That saw the pressure rise on Arsene Wenger, with some of the club’s fans openly protesting against their long serving boss.

They believe that he should bring his reign at the club to an end, and allow the club to appoint someone new to turn them into serious contenders once again.

Ozil though, is fully behind the Frenchman, saying he has proven he is among the world’s best managers.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring their second goalArsenal's Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring their second goal

“At Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has shown that he is one of the best managers in history,” Ozil told France Football.

“He has revolutionised the club and created magnificent success. I am proud and aware of the luxury I have of working for such a coach.”

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

There is no denying that Wenger has had a huge influence on the British game since his arrival at Arsenal.

After turning the Gunners into a dominant force though, they have fallen away in the last decade having to content themselves with FA Cup wins as a means of success.

For the Arsenal supporters, that has been far from good enough, and with next season the final year of his current deal, he will need to challenge for the Premier League as a minimum to earn back their faith.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is pictured on a banner on display during the matchArsenal manager Arsene Wenger is pictured on a banner on display during the match

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