Mesut ‘zil finds under Mikel Arteta allm-hlich to-ck to old Sturke. But the ex-ex-national player’s rising form curve is rapidly submerged in Arsenal’s club history.
Actually, Mesut ‘zil had every reason to be happy at the start of the new year. These days, the Arsenal midfield star is on his way to the back to old Sturke. He is praised by the otherwise critical English media, and the new team manager Mikel Arteta keeps praising him. The only problem is that his club is in the deepest crisis in the club’s history.
While the Gunners’ unsuccessful form is a ray of light and, according to Arteta, has recently trained “incredibly,” the Gunners are slithering further and further towards the abyss in the Premier League. New low point: After the defeat in the London derby against Chelsea (1:2), the lead of the table of the table-double is only 6 points.
“The result after one of our best performances in a long time hurts,” zil wrote on social media the day after the competitive 4 consecutive home defeat: “We didn’t deserve this defeat.” Earned or not, Arsenal were last in their own stadium 60 years ago.
Hardly time to get ‘zil’s performance jump
In the two games since Arteta took over, the team has improved after Christmas, but Arsenal desperately need success – preferably on Wednesday in the prestige duel with Manchester United (9pm).
The hard facts illustrate the fragile situation: three team managers are trying their way through Arsenal this season. Neither Unai Emery nor the interim team of Fredrik Ljungberg and Per Mertesacker manage to steer the club in the right lane.
In the past two league games there has been only one win, in the Europa League ‘the zil and Co. are anything but to avoid the group stage. With this horror record, there is more room to make ‘zil’s leap in performance.
The ex-national player-player-in his current form can become a decisive factor on the way out of the crisis – that is also his coach. “I hope he can get that level every few days,” said Arteta, who has been on the court with Zil for three years.
Arteta relies on Zil
Rio world champion zil was already considered a candidate under Emery. Under Arteta, however, he gained his place and in some of them flashed his quality as a game designer. “I know how he ticks and was he can give the team,” the Arsenal coach said.
But Özil is unlikely to judge. Potential new trains are already being traded in the English press. Jerome Boateng is also said to be on Arteto’s wish list. It is unlikely that the FC Bayern defender will move his injury concerns in defence to London.
The disgraced Granit Xhaka, on the other hand, is probably on the verge of leaving London. According to reports of the French L’Equipe, the Swiss is moving to Junrgen Klinsmann and Hertha BSC, the loan company with subsequent purchase option, the fr’heregladbacher is already supposed to have.