Mesut Ozil appears to be in high spirits after being dropped by Unai Emery for Arsenal's Europa League clash against BATE Borisov on Thursday evening. I've been supporting them since I was a kid and I've been watching them since I was young, so to be able to sign with such an wonderful team is really good.
"We still have to believe we can finish in the top four even while knowing it will be hard for us".
"We were in a hard moment so these three points are good for us".
Then our next league game isn't until the 24th of February where we host Southampton at The Emirates. We were working well.
After losing their first two league games to champions Manchester City and Chelsea, Unai Emery's reign as Arsenal manager went smoothly and they did not taste defeat again until December 16 - a run of 22 matches unbeaten in all competitions. "In the Premier League we also have the possibility to take this position to play in the Champions League next year".
Mohamed Elneny is pushing for a recall and he's featured heavily for Arsenal in the Europa League this season but Emery is expected to name a very strong line-up so the Egyptian may have to make-do with a place on the bench. "Our motivation is very great and every player wants to [work hard] in every match and have regularity and consistency in the Premier League in 38 matches, and now we are getting close to our target and to the other teams".
Frequent injuries to key players in defence has also not helped Arsenal's cause, and Emery has been left to try to achieve one of the club's targets for the season against the odds.
A Nigerian professional footballer, Alex Iwobi, who plays as a forward for Arsenal, contributed to the sinking of Huddersfield in Saturday's encounter.