Arsenal boss Unai Emery sends message to Mesut Ozil after Newcastle goal | Football | Sport
Ozil has had a difficult start to the season with the furore over Germany’s poor World Cup and subsequent retirement due to frustration with the governing body.
At club level, it had been claimed Ozil was embroiled in a rift with Emery over his place in the team.
But Ozil silenced the critics with his first goal of the season to give the Gunners a 2-0 lead.
Ciaran Clark scored a late consolation for the Magpies but Arsenal held on to register their third win of the season.
And after the match, Emery called on Ozil to add more goals to his repertoire.
Emery said: “For me I see the players are the same, each have quality.
“His [Ozil’s] quality helps the team, it is important he scored.
“I want not only for him to assist we need him to go in the box and score like today.
“I will work with every player and continue our process to create the team as we want.”
The goals from Granit Xhaka and Ozil made it the ninth and tenth different goalscorers for Arsenal this season.
And Emery said he wants his attacking players to do more.
He said: “It’s good news. We need to improve and score more individually, we need we work every player, not only the attacking players the midfielders and centre backs from set pieces.
“We want to give them all a chance to score but normally all the attacking players will do more.”