Mesut Ozil should be a godsend for Arsenal manager Unai Emery, says West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady.
Brady has given her take on the German attacking midfielder who has only just returned to the Arsenal team after being frozen out by Emery.
Brady wrote about Ozil in The Sun: “He’s been involved in arguments with people who don’t understand him either as a footballer, or a principled man. These appear on occasions to include Arsenal’s board, the two managers he’s had there, fellow German internationals and much of Germany itself.
“One man who isn’t quite on the same planet is manager Unai Emery, to whom Ozil should be a godsend — but appears to be more like a battered suitcase left behind by his predecessor Arsene Wenger to make of what he will.
“Somewhere inside is still Mesut the Magician, several of whose sleight-of-foot touches were to be rediscovered by doubting supporters at the Emirates last Saturday.
“For the first time in a while they were able to appreciate this quiet perfection of a player, an enigma of whom they were in despair.”
Important player for Arsenal
Ozil is one of the best and most creative players in Europe, and the former Real Madrid star is arguably the most gifted footballer Arsenal have at the moment.
The 31-year-old does not tend to run a lot or work hard all the time, but he has the vision and creativity that not players do.
For the Gunners to be successful, manager Emery needs to make the most of the German because the former Werder Bremen star is not going to leave in the January transfer window.
Playing against Leicester City
Arsenal will return to action on Saturday evening when they take on Leicester City away from home at the King Power Stadium.
Ahead of the game, Emery has suggested that Oil will feature against Brendan Rodgers’s team.
Emery told talkSPORT about Ozil: “He is training well and I think he is now being consistent in the training, he is also helping and positive. I am thinking he has a possibility to play tomorrow.”