Arsenal's new boss is also fighting to keep midfielder Granit Xhaka, with the club adamant they would want more than the £25.6 million that Hertha Berlin are reported to have offered at the end of a six-month loan.
Ozil received a standing ovation at the end of a busy shift in Arsenal's 2-1 loss to the Blues at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Xhaka was stripped of the Arsenal captaincy in October by former manager Unai Emery following the player's angry reaction to being booed by Gunners fans. Arteta's team entertain fifth-placed Manchester United tomorrow night and failure to win would further dent any slim hope of making ground on their rivals. "He's putting in everything he has to try to do that".
Arteta said: "Mesut was very effective against Chelsea". Let us know in the comments section below. The structure has to help him to be able to take everything he has inside.
Ozil has always been criticised for a perceived lack of effort as Arsenal have struggled, with the World Cup victor struggling to hold down a regular position in the side.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is expected to be available to face Arsenal tonight after being away from the Premier League on Saturday at Burnley.
"On his own he can not do it, he needs the collective and the structure around him and his team-mates". At the moment he's the one who could score you a goal though, he's an instinct player, brilliant player for Arsenal he's been.
"He needs help and he needs the team to play in a certain way to facilitate his strengths more and more every time in the game".
When asked if that meant he would seek to build the team around Ozil, Arteta replied: "No, I put it on the team if I see every day that his attitude, desire, understanding of what we are trying to do is there and he He has the will".
He said, "I'm going to make 2020 a good year for me. But if it changes, then he won't play".
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