Mesut Ozil delivered a fine performance for Arsenal in their 2-0 win against Newcastle United.
A win against Everton will put Arsenal back at third in the Premier League points table, leapfrogging London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the process.
Four teams – Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United – are contention to finish third and fourth. Although Arsenal have an advantage, their away form has been a cause for concern this season,
Emery, when asked about this, said he wanted to play away games as they do at Emirates stadium. The former PSG gaffer said (via Arsenal.com), “We are thinking game by game and we know we have five of seven matches away. For us it’s a big challenge, away [from home] we want to achieve the same good performances as when we play at Emirates Stadium. We have confidence now but we know it’s very difficult and I think it’s a long way until the last matches.”
A lot has been talked about Emery’s relationship with the club’s key superstar Mesut Ozil. Against Newcastle United, Ozil did a fine job for Emery’s side. When asked about the midfielder, Emery said the German is working well.
He said (via Arsenal.com), “He’s working very well, playing very well, he’s helping us. I’m very happy with him. I think the team has a good atmosphere, good spirit with each player helping us with their qualities and good behaviour. That’s the spirit I want, they are doing that, and Mesut is like the others [in that regard].”
At Goodison Park, Arsenal will be hoping they overcome the challenge from the Merseyside club. Arsenal currently on form and will be looking to make the most of the momentum when they face Everton. A win will take them to third while a defeat could leave their Champions League hopes at jeopardy.
Ozil’s performance will be key for Arsenal in the remainder of their campaign. If the German manages live up to the expectations and carry Arsenal forward, it will help Emery achieve the Champions League target. Will Ozil inspire Arsenal to a victory against Marco Silva’s side? It remains to be seen.