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New Arsenal manager Unai Emery has vowed to "help" Mesut Ozil recapture his best form and to "be well, fine with us".
The 29-year-old ended much speculation by signing a new long-term deal to stay at the Emirates but his patchy performances over the course of last season and in the World Cup for Germany have led many observers to question the wisdom of the deal.
Having committed to making the playmaker their highest paid player for the new number of years, it is imperative that the Gunners get the best out of Ozil and Emery admits getting him back to top form is a major priority.
“We are here to help every player," he said.
“For me it’s the same for one player as it is for 25 players. To help them. For us Mesut is a very important player.
“We want to help to be well, fine with us. The national team didn’t get the results they wanted but today he is on holiday and I want him to relax good and I want, when he comes back with us, to start with a good mentality.
“I want to work with him with a new way and with an ambition to continue with this quality and help with this quality, getting better with the team.
“I think last year was a difficult year for all, not only for Mesut. I think it is for the team. They finished sixth in the Premier League – not the position we want.”
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