Arsenal hug for Ozil after World Cup 'racism and disrespect'

26 July, 2018, 19:01 | Author: Judy Cobb
  • Arsenal star Mesut Ozil

The new Arsenal boss sent a message to Ozil in the wake of his global retirement.

"I am very happy with him, every player is looking together and Mesut has the respect of every player here".

"All of us want to help Mesut feel like it is his home here with us - like a family, and it is a family for every player".

Mumbai: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has come out in support of Germany's football star Mesut Ozil after he announced his retirement from global football, following the World Cup debacle, citing racism.

The Arsenal star announced that he would be calling time on his Germany career following the defending champions' exit from the World Cup at the group stage.

Many politicians and journalists in Germany questioned Ozil's loyalty to his country after photographs emerged of Ozil, a third generation immigrant with a Turkish heritage, posing alongside Erdogan.

Ozil, took to his social media accounts, to put across his decision on Sunday.

"It´s something which is unfortunate for him but we will try to do everything so that he feels good, that he trains well so he feels good for the season, because he´s one of the key players".

When Emery was asked about the player's mental state going into the new season, the coach said: "I'm sure he's going to have a great season with us".

The 36-year-old Czech said: "I'm not in a position to really comment on that, it's a private personal matter for Mesut against the German Federation".

Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson and midfielder Alex Iwobi sat alongside Ozil at the fan event in Singapore.

Arsenal take on Atletico Madrid at the National Stadium before they also play Paris St Germain on Sunday.

He has the support from the team and we hope by the start of the season he will be fit and ready to perform for us'.

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