Ozil believes Mikel Arteta is the right man to lead the Gunners.

The German likes what he sees from his new head coach.


Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is pleased to be working under Mikel Arteta who was unveiled as Unai Emery’s successor in December.


The midfield maestro is convinced the former Manchester City assistant manager has what it takes to lead them to glory.


Arteta has conceded one defeat in five games in all competitions since he was named as the Gunners head coach.


However, Ozil admits the Spaniard 'is basically getting us back to the old Arsenal virtues.'


“He can show us everything he has learnt his long career so he knows exactly what we need to do, and so we know what we need to do as well," the German told Arsenal’s official website.


“He just pushes us far to get there so we can play successfully. He knows what to say to us, how to give us a positive attitude and how to make us be successful.


“I can see he is really hungry, but at the same time he is very down to earth and that is a very good characteristic to make us be a successful team.


“It is basically getting us back to the old Arsenal virtues. Fighting and having possession, being in control of the game, having the ball all the time.


“These are the things that he is working on with us and you can see it – everyone is smiling, laughing, enjoying their time at the moment and this has made us be successful now. I think he is the right man at this club.”



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