- Mesut Ozil says the difference between Mikel Arteta and Unai Emery is that he is playing
- The German star was a shadow of himself when Emery was the boss at Emirates Stadium
- Ozil has committed his future to the North London side after securing his place under Arteta
Mesut Ozil hilariously took a swipe at his former boss Unai Emery when asked to state the difference between the Spaniard manager and the current Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.
The former Germany international endured a frosty spell when the former PSG manager was at the helms of affairs at Emirates Stadium.
Ozil was reduced to the bench despite being one of the senior team members of the Arsenal squad.
To make the matter worse, the German and Emery had a training bust-up and since then he has been a shadow figure of himself, with an inside source saying the Ozil was desperate to call his career quit with the London side.
Asked what the difference is between life under Emery and Artete, the 31-year-old former Real Madrid ace simply replied "under Mikel Arteta, I'm playing.''
His rejoinder was a subject of discussion on social media as fans seemed to be thrilled by the subtle jibe at his former boss.
Meanwhile, Ozil has been pulling the storms since Arteta took over the affairs of things at Emirates Stadium.
And despite rumours surrounding his Arsenal future, the German star is a regular face in Arteta's first-team squad and he was part of the team that almost handed Chelsea a defeat at Stamford Bridge.
The former international has also committed his future with the North London side despite interest from top European powerhouses.
"After this season I have one more year [on my contract. So after that I don't know what will happen because I can't see the future,'' Ozil said on his Arsenal future.
"The thing what I can do is give everything for the team, for myself, to be successful and let's see what happens in the future.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that former Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, aimed a subtle jibe at the club following what he described as hostile exit given to him by the club fans.
The Spaniard was given a marching order after a torrid Premier League run less than twenty months he took over as manager.