The relationship between Mesut Ozil and Unai Emery hasn’t always been perfect this season, but it looks like the two have found a connection at exactly the right time.
The Spaniard has shown his faith in the playmaker and been rewarded with some excellent performances of late, and the German was in-form again as the Gunners beat Newcastle 2-0 at the Emirates tonight to move into third place.
Speaking afterwards, the Arsenal boss was keen to praise the 30 year old, as well as goalscorer Aaron Ramsey, for their contributions to the win.
On the game, which started slowly, he told the BBC, “We were improving little by little and our first goal helped us a lot.
‘Mesut Ozil has quality, when he can find the best performance for the team, he is playing like we want with the system and how tactically we want. He is giving us his quality.
“I think Aaron Ramsey is happy, he is helping us and is playing with a very good performance and scoring.
“Each energy from the players is very important for us and he is doing that. We are at the most important moment of the season.
“We are making progress in the table but we know it is difficult, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United are going to win a lot of games.”
The removal of Ramsey during the second half will lead to worries about him, but fingers crossed it’s nothing too serious.