Arsenal head coach, Mikel Arteta, has claimed Mesut Ozil has been “unlucky” not to score more goals and assists during his time as Gunners boss.

The 31-year-old’s attacking numbers have dipped since he signed a new three-year deal with the club.


Ozil has just two assists and no goals in all competitions this term, but Arteta believes that the German’s play in the final third has been deserving of better statistics than that.

“The demands that we have to put on him are to make the difference every single game,” Arteta said ahead of the Gunners’ Premier League clash with Chelsea.

“To do that he needs the right structure and players around him to help him to do that.

“I think he could have had more assists and probably more goals in the games he has played under me which has been a little bit unlucky but overall I think that his performance has improved a lot.”


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