Arsenal are hosting Manchester City on Sunday, and the Gunners’ manager, Arsene Wenger, gave a Press conference earlier today, seizing the opportunity to defend one of his star players, Mesut Ozil.
This is the price you pay when you are a big player, sometimes you are unfairly treated, you receive too much criticism when the team are not doing well
the Frenchman said, making it clear that he’s counting on Ozil to help the team bounce back, starting from this hugely important game on Sunday.
We come out of a difficult period and we play at home in a big game. It is a big opportunity for us to bounce back. It is two teams that have the best numbers in the final third of the league, so that promises to be a very positive attacking game
Wenger said, looking optimistic that his Arsenal will find the way to climb back up to the top four, the absolute minimum the Gunners should succeed so as not to have this season pass in the club’s history as a big failure.
Last, the French manager spoke highly of his opponent this Sunday, Pep Guardiola, acknowledging that “he has had an exceptional career”.