Ozil Sends Personal Welcome Message To Mikel Arteta As Arsenal Boss

Ozil Sends Personal Welcome Message To Mikel Arteta As Arsenal Boss

Mesut Ozil has sent out a personal welcome message to Mikel Arteta after he was announced as new Arsenal manager to replace Unai Emery.

Arteta makes his comeback to the Emirates after leaving the club in 2016, returning Arsenal to make his first venture into senior management after earning his stripes under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Ozil, who found himself hugely out of favour under previous boss Emery, wasted no time in taking to social media to welcome back his friend and celebrate the moment.

‘Welcome back to the Arsenal family @m8arteta,' Ozil wrote on Twitter while attaching an image of himself and Arteta from their Arsenal days together.

Ozil and Arteta spent three years together at the Emirates after the German playmaker arrived from Real Madrid under Arsene Wenger.

After quitting as Guardiola's assistant at City, Arteta returned back to the familiar Arsenal boardrooms to signed a three-and-a-half-year contract as manager.

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Gunners confirmed in their statement that Arteta's support staff will be confirmed ‘as soon as possible', while temporary boss Freddie Ljungberg's future is unclear for now.

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