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Wenger claims Arteta can get best out Ozil by putting defensively minded players next to him

‘He wasn’t the one with the greatest discipline on the pitch’: Arsene Wenger insists Mikel Arteta can get the best out of £350,000-per-week Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil by ‘putting more defensively minded players by his side’

  • Mesut Ozil was left out of Arsenal’s 25-man Europa League squad this week 
  • The former Germany international has been frozen out by boss Mikel Arteta 
  • But former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger still believes he could fit in at the club 
  • Wenger brought Ozil to the north London club for £42.5million seven years ago

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes current incumbent Mikel Arteta can get the best out of outcast Mesut Ozil if he includes more defensively-minded players around him.

The 31-year-old has not competitively played for the Gunners since March and was left out of the club’s 25-man squad for this season’s Europa League earlier this week in another blow to his chances of breaking back into the side.

The former Germany international continues to earn £350,000 per week despite being frozen out by Arteta, but Wenger – who brought…