‘As a team we are much happier’ – Ozil takes cheeky swipe at ex Arsenal boss Unai Emery

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - JULY 17: Mesut Oezil of Arsenal London looks on during the 2019 International Champions Cup match between Arsenal London and FC Bayern Muenchen at Dignity Health Sports Park on July 17, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Arsenal star playmaker Mesut Ozil appears to have taken a cheeky swipe at his previous manager Unai Emery.

Ozil looked to be on the brink of an Arsenal exit after falling out of favour with the Spanish tactician.

However, following the appointment of Mikel Arteta, Ozil has returned as a first-team regular in recent weeks.

When asked to describe the difference been Arteta and Emery, Ozil simply said, “Under Arteta I’m playing.” Meanwhile, Hector Bellerin gave a more detailed response to the same question.

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Ozil also stated that the team as a whole is much happier under Arteta and Alexandre Lacazette also had his say on the matter.

Ozil’s long-term future at Arsenal is still unclear with the 31-year-old’s contract set to expire in a little over a year.

The former Germany international has been linked with a MLS move in recent months.

Arsenal are back in action on February 17 when they host Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium.

Ozil has registered just one assist in 15 Premier League appearances for the Gunners this season.