Nacho Monreal needs new deal, says Unai Emery

Loving life at Craven Cottage

Loving life at Craven Cottage

The Gunners lost their opening two Premier League games to Manchester City and Chelsea FC but bounced back to winning ways with back to back victories over Cardiff City and West Ham United.

Unai Emery insists that he has a "very good relationship" with Mesut Ozil and hopes to see the German midfielder kick on at Arsenal.

Speaking ahead of Arsenal's trip to Newcastle United this weekend, Emery played down talk of a dispute with the player and insisted that he still has more to offer. The 29-year-old retired from global football over the summer.

Arsenal manager Emery said he enjoyed a "relaxing" three days with Ozil in training after the player's retirement from worldwide football meant he did not depart with the Germany squad last week.

"He is working for the team to help us with his quality". But Emery is hoping the extra rest and training sessions during the global break - the first since Ozil announced his retirement from Germany - will help the star midfielder find his feet again. He could feel different [after quitting Germany] but every day with us I look at him and he looks well and happy, working with our demands.

Gazidis made the decision for Emery to succeed Arsene Wenger, having overseen a restructure at the club by bringing in head of relations Raul Sanllehi from Barcelona and former Borussia Dortmund scout Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment.

"After six years here, I came and I know him as a new Nacho Monreal". He is very convinced about that in my conversations with him about it.

Ozil, 29, has endured a hard start to the new season with the recent national team debacle that saw him declared his unavailability for Germany.

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