first_imgMesut Ozil turned in a man of the match performance against Newcastle on Monday (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal manager George Graham believes Mesut Ozil still needs to improve his attitude if he is to prosper under Unai Emery.The German World Cup winner appears to have won over his new manager having started the last four matches in all competitions, culminating in Monday’s man of the match performance against Newcastle.Emery had previously left the 30-year-old out of high profile matches against Tottenham for tactical reasons and been frustrated by a lack of application in training.Despite his recent improvement, Graham believes Ozil is capable of more but would benefit from playing alongside physical midfielders in the mould of club legends Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘When I was a manager, I probably would have bought Vieira and Petit the other side and put Ozil in the middle,’ Graham, who the league title with Arsenal as both a player and manager, told Love Sport Radio.‘He’s a real quality player in possession. There’s no question about it. If they can just get him working a bit harder without possession, they’ve got a fantastic player.‘The modern game now you have to play when you’ve got the ball and you play when you haven’t got the ball.metro-video id=”1896526″ video=”https://videos.metro.co.uk/video/met/2019/04/02/8952770590710580903/640x360_MP4_8952770590710580903.mp4” image=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04/02/06/11749262-0-image-a-2_1554181730625.jpg“]‘This is the modern way. He’s just got to work a lot harder with the attitude as well as the physical side of the game.‘He’s never going to fly into tackles like Graeme Sounness, who was excellent on the ball but was tough without it.‘Nobody expects Ozil to do that, but they do expect him, when they lose the ball, to get back into the shape the team is playing.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 3 Apr 2019 11:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link187Shares George Graham names the two Arsenal legends who would get the best out of Mesut Ozillast_img

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