Tony Adams surprisingly defends Mesut Ozil and questions Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta

first_img 1 min. story Arteta said he ‘did not know’ if Ozil would play for Arsenal again (Picture: Getty Images)‘Actually, if you look underneath all that, there’s a really sweet human being in there, really shy boy, that has enormous talent, but he’s surrounded by a lot of mess.’On whether Ozil still has a future at the club, he added: ‘If they get an offer, I think they’ll let him go tomorrow.‘If they don’t, then they’re going to say to the coach, “Actually coach, you’ve got to work with this guy, you’ve got to get something out of him next season, you need to get him into the team and into a system whereby you can utilise him and use him”.’AdvertisementAdvertisementMORE: Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal career is over, claims Ian WrightMORE: Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil rejects transfer offer from FenerbahceFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 22 Jul 2020 8:17 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Read More Comment ‘He just goes a little bit – what we would call in our day – going through the motions. But players are very different today, they’re not questioned in training.‘There was an article that came out recently about Kieran Tierney being questioned because Tierney was getting a few tackles in in training and he was asked to take things a little bit easier. And I kind of went, “Hold on a minute, no, no, no, you test them, you rattle them, you get involved”.‘I think Ozil, he’s a very calm, sweet man, so don’t judge him too quickly. He is a talent, and half the job of a head coach is getting the best out of that talent.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘So you could swing it on Arteta. The minute you don’t get results, this is going to be more of an issue. If we lose in the FA Cup final, I think people will start then going, “Actually, how Arteta are you dealing with this situation? What are you going to do?”‘And then all the questions you’ve fired at me, are the ones the public are going to be saying, “Come on then Ozil, what you posting on your social media? Are you applying yourself? What are you doing?” / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling ‘Is there anybody at the club saying that to him? Why are you doing your clothing range, what’s that about Ozil?‘Is there was anyone at the club, around Mesut Ozil, passing on the message of, “Come on, what’s going on here? What are you doing?”‘But there’s too many outside influences and that’s where I think the Ozil brand comes into it, and the people on the periphery, and the agents get involved. Advertisement Read More SPONSORED Skip Ad Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Tony Adams surprisingly defends Mesut Ozil and questions Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta Read More PLAY Skip Top articles Ozil has missed Arsenal’s last six league matches with ‘back soreness’ (Picture: Getty)Asked about Ozil’s situation on Astro SuperSport, Adams said: ‘I think I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt. He’s a very laid-back kind of guy, he doesn’t get too flustered with anything to be honest with you.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT by Metro 1/1 Coming Next Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire The German has not played since March despite creating the most chances under Arteta (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Tony Adams has defended Mesut Ozil after his latest omission from the matchday squad and says questions could soon be asked of Mikel Arteta over his handling of the situation.The Gunners did not muster a shot on target on Tuesday night against Aston Villa, losing 1-0, with Ozil not even in the squad despite being the leading chance creator under Arteta – even though he has not played since the restart.Arteta has given little explanation regarding Ozil’s exile and former Arsenal skipper Adams feels the playmaker should come in from the cold, saying it is the job of the manager to get the best out of such a talented player. Full Screen About Connatix V67539 Read More Video Settings Advertisementlast_img read more

Sacred Heart looks for road win vs Bryant

first_img Associated Press February 22, 2020 Sacred Heart looks for road win vs Bryant Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSacred Heart (16-12, 9-6) vs. Bryant (14-14, 6-9)Chace Athletic Center, Smithfield, Rhode Island; Sunday, 1 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Sacred Heart looks for its fourth straight win over Bryant at Chace Athletic Center. Bryant’s last win at home against the Pioneers came on March 4, 2015.center_img .OFFENSIVE THREAT: Michael Green III has either made or assisted on 43 percent of all Bryant field goals over the last three games. Green has 20 field goals and 12 assists in those games.STREAK STATS: Bryant has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 69.3 points while giving up 57.5.ASSIST RATIOS: The Pioneers have recently converted buckets via assists more often than the Bulldogs. Bryant has 35 assists on 74 field goals (47.3 percent) over its past three outings while Sacred Heart has assists on 39 of 67 field goals (58.2 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Bryant has made 8.5 3-pointers per game as a team this year, which is second-best among NEC teams. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more