Unai Emery thinks that Mesut Ozil’s retirement from international football could be good news for Arsenal, as it will help the German adapt to his style of football more easily.
The German decided to call time on his international career following Die Mannschaft’s shambolic defence to their World Cup title this summer, and the angry response to his decision to be pictured with controversial Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
However, while Arsene Wenger has suggested Ozil should reconsider his decision, current Arsenal boss Unai Emery thinks that his decision to retire could be beneficial, saying that his lack of international football will allow Ozil, and other players not involved with their national sides, to pick up his philosophy ‘more quickly’.
“It is not easy as they are playing two matches,” Emery said ahead of tonight’s game against Leicester.
“When the players stop for these games, maybe it can do the focus more for us, with training and improving on things. It could help him find our idea more quickly.”