Arsenal fans can expect extra labour in the defence from Mesut Ozil as the premier league season is coming to its business end according to former Gunners manager Graham George.
The 30-year-old German attacking midfielder will be the part of Emery’s lineup, who was earlier sidelined from the starting lineup for most of the season due to his poor defensive game.
And the time has come when Ozil has to prove his worth not only in the attack but also in the defence formation.
However, the Scotsman still believes that the midfielder has a lot to contribute for the team as the Gunners are seeking for a Champions League spot next season.
“He’s a real quality player in possession,” Graham told Love Sport Radio. “There’s no question about it.
“If they can just get him working a bit harder without possession, they’ve got a fantastic player.
“The modern game now you have to play when you’ve got the ball, and you play when you haven’t got the ball.
“This is the modern way. He’s just got to work a lot harder with the attitude as well as the physical side of the game.
“He’s never going to fly into tackles like Graham Souness, who was excellent on the ball but was tough without it.
“Nobody expects Ozil to do that, but they do expect him, when they lose the ball, to get back into the shape the team is playing.”