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'Ozil has a taste to score goals now'

Arsene Wenger was a happy man after his side beat Ludogorets 6-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday night, with Mesut Ozil scoring a hat-trick.

The World Cup winner now has four goals in his last two games, and the Arsenal manager was delighted with his performance.

This is what he had to say:

on Mesut Ozil…He looks like he’s got a taste to score goals because he runs in behind more. Before, he only liked coming to the ball and providing, but we want him to be a provider and a scorer. It looks like he’s slowly moving towards that better balance.

on Alexis coming off…I just wanted to give him a breather. He looks alright physically.

on Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny’s partnership…They have been very interesting and very efficient. They have a good understanding and overall we are good defensively, but sometimes it’s not because our defenders struggle. It’s because we are an offensive team and the structure of our team is very offensive, so when we do not really focus on defending we become vulnerable. Our structure focuses more on attacking than defending.

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on Santi Cazorla…He got a kick and I took him off as quickly as possible. He got a kick on the back of his achilles tendon. In my view he was limping a little bit so I didn’t want to take a gamble.

on Krystian Bielik…The plan with him is to continue his development. He works with us a lot, with the first team. He has developed very well and for me he has all the attributes to be a great player. Now, he is not ready experience wise to play in our team, so hopefully I will consider the situation at the end of December to see if he can go out somewhere or whether we’ll keep him here until the end of the season.

 

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