Wenger believes that the German will overcome his current blip in form.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that club record signing Mesut Ozil is feeling the pressure currently but the playmaker will get back to his best.
Ozil was left out of the side’s 4-1 Premier League victory over Sunderland last Saturday as Wenger said he needed to recharge his batteries.
This came after the Germany international missed a penalty in the 0-2 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich the previous Tuesday and looked bereft of confidence throughout the game.
Whilst Wenger says that the 25-year-old is low on morale, the Frenchman is confident that it’s just a blip and Ozil will return to top-class form soon.
“It is difficult for him mentally to be confronted with that pressure every three days and in every single competition. But he will adapt,” the 64-year-old was quoted by the London Evening Standard.
“Maybe he feels that [record signing tag] a bit in a different way than I do.
“I just want him to enjoy it and play well.
“He has gone a little bit through a difficult time. It can happen to anybody.
“So have others in the past, and so I don’t worry about Ozil.”
It’s a similar story to that of Dennis Bergkamp, who had a difficult time in north London when first joining and then went onto be considered one of the best players they have ever had.
As for Ozil, the £42.4m price-tag may well be weighing heavily but with more assists than any other player in Europe between 2010 and 2013, there is no doubting the German’s quality.
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