Sead Kolasinac says Mesut Ozil has been ‘a bit unhappy’ with his recent circumstances at Arsenal but stressed that you wouldn’t know it from the German’s professional attitude in training.
Ozil impressed for the Gunners during Wednesday’s crazy Carabao Cup defeat to Liverpool, however, having had the start to his season disrupted by an off-field security issue and a bout of illness, our number 10 has mostly had a watching brief. The game at Anfield was just his third appearance of the campaign.
“Mesut is a really driven player,” Kolasinac told Premier League Productions (via Evening Standard) at Anfield.
“He is a bit unhappy at the minute but you would never see that in his training. He is doing everything he can. He is doing extra sessions to make sure he is at the level he needs to be.”
The left-back went on: “Mesut is Mesut. He has got a lot of special qualities.
“For example, the opposing team might put two players on him rather than one — which creates a lot of space for others. That makes a real difference on the pitch and in the game.
“Everyone knows the quality he has, we have seen it. He is one of the top players in Europe and I think he can achieve a lot and really help the team further when he’s back.”
Ozil was substituted midway through the second half on Wednesday in a pre-planned move that potentially opens the door for the midfielder to feature against Wolves on Saturday.
Emery faces the press later this afternoon when he’ll no doubt be asked about the decision.