. Arsene Wenger has dismissed reports linking Mesut Ozil to Juventus, stating that the Arsenal FC playmaker will remain a gunner and has hailed new Manchester United signing Morgan Schneiderlin as “Top Class”.
Arsenal FC have been heavily linked with a move for Juventusa tenacious Chilean midfielder, Arturo Vidal, but if reports in Italy were to be believed, the club have to resist an offer from Juventus for one of their prized assets in Mesut Ozil. The 26-year-old is at the top of the wish list of the Italian giants, according to reports in Tuttosport.
Commenting on the link, the Arsenal FC boss denied reports that Juventus have enquired about the German playmaker, while giving his opinion on new midfield recruitment by Manchester United.
a During this period, the newspapers are creative and have to be creative, but many times the stories are created by agents,a said the Arsenal FC boss, who is currently in Singapore for the cluba s pre-season tour.
“Ozil is our player, he will remain our player and wants to remain our player.”
a It’s a big season for him because he had a difficult start last year and in the second part of the season he was very important [for us]. He’s improved his defensive attitude, he works hard and offensively he’s a top-class player.”
a There are many offensive players who have an important season in front of them but Ia m confident because I think they have the quality.a
Arsenal FC had long been linked with a move for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin before the Saints man agreed a move to Manchester United, and Wenger admits that with him in the side, Manchester United will be more powerful.
a We knew Manchester United would not be happy to finish outside the top three and that they would respond,a Wenger said.
a They’ve made interesting buys; they came out of the season thinking ‘we have to rebuild our midfield’ and they did it by buying two important players, [Bastian] Schweinsteiger and [Morgan] Schneiderlin.
a They’re two top-class players, one who goes up now to the top level and one who has done it all. So it should be interesting to see how they mix with the other players in midfield.a
High praise, indeed, for the new Manchester United signing. Coming from the Arsenal FC boss makes it that much more credible.