Arsenal coach Unai Emery spoke in high spirits to Mesut Ozil following the Gunners' defeat in a memorable Carabao Cup game against Liverpool and a last-legged former international on Saturday against Wolverhampton Wanderers (16 and over) Watch in LIVETICKER).
"He played really well today, he played the way we want him to," Emery said after the game at Anfield, which lost to Arsenal after a heady 90 minutes and five goals for each team on penalties.
Ozil had used his skills to help the team and was also on the field "very positive," said Emery. This had demanded Emery one day before the game against the Reds of the 31-year-olds, but also stressed "need his quality, his ability and consistency".
Ozil, who had previously played only two out of 14 competitive matches of the Gunners and was not even in the squad in nine games, paid back the new confidence of his coach in him with a good performance. The highlight of his strong performance was the 4: 2 goal by Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
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After a late return match by James Milner Maitland-Niles passed the ball past Liverpool keeper Caoimhin Kelleher, Ozil then scratched the game device with the hoe of the goal line, put so back on the Gunners strikerthat finished. Ozil was then frenetically celebrated by the guest fans, but exchanged a good ten minutes later by Emery.
That was – despite the obvious dissatisfaction Ozils – had been agreed, "because he has not played so much," said Emery: "We play again on Saturday and I think that I can use him there again."