ARSENAL outcast Mesut Ozil piled reward on Emile Smith Rowe as he claimed the ‘crew appears good with a No10.’
The Gunners stormed to a 4-0 win at the Hawthorns on Saturday night with Smith Rowe beginning simply behind the striker.
Emile Smith Rowe pulled the strings in midfield for Arsenal of their 4-0 win over West Brom, with Mesut Ozil impressedCredit score: AFP
Mikel Arteta has experimented with the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Dani Ceballos within the No10 slot this season.
However neither have been in a position to replicate the form of inventive capability Ozil introduced early in his Arsenal profession.
Smith Rowe, a pure No10, was given the nod for Saturday’s conflict within the Midlands, with Arsenal crying out for a inventive spark.
Forward of the sport, the Gunners had managed simply 16 objectives in 16 video games, languishing in thirteenth within the Premier League.
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However a quickfire first-half one-two punch from Kieran Tierney and Bukayo Saka put the Londoners in cost, earlier than a four-minute double from Lacazette sealed the massive win.
English teenager Smith Rowe pulled the strings in midfield all through earlier than he was changed by Joe Willock with quarter-hour to play.
And Ozil, considerably tongue-in-cheek having been minimize from the Premier League and Europa League squads, was filled with reward for Smith Rowe – and Arteta for taking part in a pure No10.
Ozil tweeted: “Good sport my boys! Nice spirit – 3 wins in a row.
“Workforce appears good with a No10 like Emile Smith Rowe – the distinction maker.”
Mesut Ozil claimed Arsenal appeared good with a No10 in a considerably tongue-in-cheek tweetCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
In the meantime, Arteta has vowed Arsenal will not terminate Ozil’s £350,000-a-week contract and can wait till this month’s switch window closes earlier than deciding on a recall.
The German World Cup winner, 32, has not performed a second for the Gunners this time period after being axed from the squads.
Arteta stated: “We are going to see what occurs within the switch window and we’ll assess on the finish of that.
“You must respect the gamers’ contracts.
“You may simply attempt to be open with them, inform them your intentions, the function that they’ve within the crew and why that’s.”