Arsene Wenger has leapt to the defence of record-signing Mesut Ozil labelling the German an ‘exceptional’ player who is still coming to terms with the physicality of the Premier League.
With a £42.5 million price tag hanging over him the midfielder’s recent poor performances have been the subject of intense scrutiny in recent days with certain media outlets chomping at the bit to write him off as an Arshavin-esque flop. Seriously?
Accepting that the 25-year-old was far from his best at the weekend, Wenger backed his star man to come good:
“He didn’t have the best of games on Saturday, but that can happen. He works very hard to adapt to the physical level of the Premier League and for me he is an exceptional player.
“I wouldn’t like to put too much pressure on him because he has been a top-class player until now. He knows when he is not good enough he will get questioned — that is normal.”
As is customary these days, the boss also had to face more transfer speculation nonsense with frothing hacks quizzing him on a hypothetical Emirates return for Robin van Turncoat.
“I don’t think that’s an ideal subject for us to treat today,” was the boss’ measured response (although we suspect he was actually thinking “What a bunch of cunts they put in front of me”).
“I think it is best we don’t talk about that at the moment. Robin van Persie is a great player, we know that. It doesn’t mean he has to score [against us on Wednesday]. It depends how we defend against him.”
Hopefully we don’t defend against him in the same fucktarded way we have in the three previous encounters with our former captain. Seeing him score against us every time makes Arseblog News want to stab itself in the eye with a rotting wishbone.