Arsenal round-up: Mesut Ozil joined Gunners because of technical ability

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Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil might not be flavour of the month all the time at the Emirates Stadium, but there’s no denying he adds a certain technical flair to the team.

Well, he’s now admitted that the technical capabilities of the side are what drew him to the club in the first place, stating that he knew exactly what Arsene Wenger wants from his players.

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Ozil talked up the Frenchman, whilst thanking him for the faith he has shown thus far. Wenger, for his part, has received some amount of criticism for Ozil’s fairly drab Arsenal form.

"Before I joined, I knew that Arsenal were always a technically-strong team," he told the club's website.

"That’s also why I decided to join this club, because I know exactly what the manager wants from the team

"Our game centres around playing good, technical football and that’s good. It’s thanks to the manager because he’s worked on that for years and has formulated a technically-gifted team that can dominate any opposition.

"That’s why we’re really pleased to have a manager like him."

Cech on Chelsea

Moving on, and Petr Cech has played up the idea of securing all three points against Chelsea when he and his former side clash this weekend.

The Stamford Bridge fan favourite made his Gunners debut against Jose Mourinho’s men - a match Arsenal won 1-0 - and has admitted he hopes to replicate the feat on Saturday.

Mertesacker accident

Lastly, Per Mertesacker was left shaken but unhurt after losing control of his car on the M1 during a torrential downpour.

The German defender’s car apparently aquaplaned into the crash area on the central reservation as he was returning home from training, though the player himself escaped without injuries.

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