Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger defends Ozil following criticism from Paul Scholes

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger defends Özil following criticism from Paul Scholes

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has defended Mesut Özil following criticism from the Manchester United legend Paul Scholes.

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Scholes commented on the Özil in an article in the newspaper The Independent. The Gunners Boss responded to Scholes’ comments at a pre-match press conference ahead of the FA Cup clash against Manchester United.

“I think a player like Paul Scholes would have loved to play with Mesut Özil,” Wenger stated.

“Having said that, I believe about Ozil it’s a wrong statement [from Scholes]. He works very hard and he’s a great player.

“He has something to prove and he knows that. We are all in a job where in every single game we have to prove a point.”

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Arsenal are currently third in the league with 54 points in 28 games. The North London based side have recorded four victories in a row and are four points behind second place Manchester City.

The 26-year-old has a total of four goals and seven assists in 19 appearances for Arsenal this season.

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