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‘Ozil worked every minute he was on the pitch’

Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil put in a shift at Cardiff City on Sunday - and our head coach appreciated his efforts.

The Germany playmaker wasn’t at his creative best but he grafted with the rest of the team as we battled to a 3-2 win, before making way for Danny Welbeck late on.

“I think today in the second half Mesut played a good match because he worked every minute that he was on the pitch,” said Emery.
 
“Maybe with the control and possession [we had] in the second half, and the positions on the pitch, he feels better on the pitch.
 
“I want to give every player the same condition and every player is very important. With Ozil and his quality, I think we need… his quality for the team.”

Mesut Ozil takes a corner against Cardiff

Mesut Ozil takes a corner against Cardiff