Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has stated that he is extremely happy to see the return of Mesut Ozil to first-team action. The German international has been missing for the last couple of weeks due to a hamstring injury that is offered in the second leg match against Bayern Munich.
Ozil has come under increasing scrutiny in the second half of the season for his poor performances, but he was a major reason behind Arsenal competing for the title in the first half of the season. Ozil’s return comes at an important time for Arsenal since they will be competing in the FA Cup final.
This may not have been such an important match 10 years ago, but the lack of a major trophy during this period means that Arsenal will be looking to win this trophy at any cost. They will be coming up against Hull city in the final. Arteta has been one of the regular first-team players for Arsenal this season. However, he has been able to perform effectively in the holding role only when players in front of him have been able to deliver the goals. Arteta told the statistics website tyskland portugal odds that he is back after a few weeks break, which is a major boost for Arsenal’s hopes of ending the trophy drought.
“He’s very important for the team. He’s been missed while he’s been injured. We’ve been missing very important players through a very important period of the season. I’m really pleased to have people like him back in the team and performing at the top because that’s what we need. We need to keep it up because everything is very tight, there are only two games to go and we want to finish on a high,” said Arteta after the team’s 3-0 win over Hull.