Arsenal coach, Unai Emery has stated that Mesut Ozil must accept the criticism from Germany following his retirement from the squad, but insists he has the support of the club.
The midfielder retired from the Germany national team, after racist treatment from the DFB, supporters and Germany legends, following his meeting with controversial Turkey president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Arsenal head coach Emery, however, insisted Ozil has the backing of the Gunners ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against West Ham.
“We are here to help him,” Emery told reporters. “We are his family and [the club] is his home.
“In our careers, as coaches and players, we are going to receive criticism. When we do well they are also going to speak about us well. It’s a habit for us to have critics.
“But we are professional. We need to live with this. Here [at Arsenal] we need and we want to help him.”