Rio Ferdinand identifies the key change in Mesut Ozil under new Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta

first_imgRio Ferdinand identifies the key change in Mesut Ozil under new Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta Arteta and Ozil after the final whistle (Picture: BT Sport)‘He’s freshened the ideas up, it went stale under the previous manager. They maybe lacked belief in the [previous] manager’s tactics and and his methods.‘We’ve both been there under different managers where you go, “I don’t believe in what this guy is doing”, and that takes an edge off a performance subconsciously, you don’t intend to go out there [like that], but it happens.‘I’ve not seen Ozil smile like that for 18 months, he’s not smiled like that.‘That tells you a story – he’s enjoying going to training, he’s enjoying playing.‘There must have been conversations behind closed doors with individual players where he’s [Arteta] gone, “listen, you’re my guy, I’m going to build this around you”.’ Mesut Ozil impressed as Arsenal swept aside Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Rio Ferdinand says Mesut Ozil’s outstanding performance against Manchester United proves the midfielder is enjoying his football once again under new Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta.Ozil failed to win over Unai Emery during their 18-month spell together in north London and the midfielder, Arsenal’s top earner, time and again found himself exiled from the first-team.Emery was less than impressed with Ozil’s work-rate in training sessions and on matchdays, but the German showed exactly what he’s capable of with an all-action display in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over United.He covered the most distance of any Arsenal player (11.53km) at the Emirates and looked a different player to the one who turned out under Arteta’s predecessor.ADVERTISEMENT Arteta speaks after Arsenal beat Man Utd 2-0To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:30FullscreenArteta speaks after Arsenal beat Man Utd 2-0https://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-speaks-arsenal-beat-man-utd-2-0-2079544/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Former United defender Ferdinand believes Arteta has decided to build his team around Ozil and claims the playmaker more than repaid his manager on the pitch on Wednesday night.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I think those smiles are great to see but you’ve got to look deeper than that,’ Ferdinand said on BT Sport.‘In the performance today we saw a discipline we have not seen on a consistent basis from an Arsenal team.‘There’s a structure, there’s a confidence that’s starting to be brewed with this team that comes with goals and wins we’ve seen today.‘They were quicker, they were stronger, they were more aggressive. They are traits we’ve not been able to say about Arsenal. Comment Advertisementcenter_img Solskjaer after 2-0 defeat: Arsenal played ‘really well’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:15FullscreenSolskjaer after 2-0 defeat: Arsenal played ‘really well’https://metro.co.uk/video/solskjaer-2-0-defeat-arsenal-played-really-well-2079548/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Ryan Giggs says Ozil taught Jesse Lingard a lesson in how to play No.10 during Arsenal’s comprehensive 2-0 victory.‘He’s an intelligent player and you see the difference between the two No.10s,’ Giggs said on Premier League Productions.‘Ozil, even though he has big running stats, when Arsenal had the ball he was actually holding his position. He wasn’t running towards the ball. So he was probably doing most of his running in a defensive aspect.‘Whereas Jesse, when United were on the ball, just kept coming towards the ball and closing the space. Whereas Ozil was patient. And that comes from the coach and looking at the last couple of games, because you have got a talented and intelligent individual’.MORE: Mikel Arteta explains his plan to get the best out of Lucas Torreira Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 Jan 2020 12:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.6kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Keperra family home an entertainer’s oasis

first_imgA timber deck overlooks the swimming pool.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The home has three bedrooms and a family bathroom upstairs along with the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area.The kitchen has an island bench, pull out pantry, Caesarstone benchtops, European appliances, a pot filler and underskirt lighting.Mrs Aleo said the louvres looking out to the garden gave the kitchen a feeling on being in a tropical oasis.Downstairs, the parents retreat includes a big bedroom with built-in robes, a bathroom with rain shower, a lounge, and a home office with built-in cupboards and sink. The kitchen and living area overlook the tropical garden.Outside, there is a paved patio area, set up for barbecues, and a covered poolside deck.“We created an entertainer’s delight because we love having friends over and enjoying the outdoor lifestyle,” Mrs Aleo said.“The whole property has real tropical oasis feel. It’s really calm and comfortable and it’s a great place to bring children up in.“We love living here and we love the area. Keperra has so much on offer but you still feel like you’re on the way to the country.“The only reason we’re selling is to travel around Australia with our kids.”The home is being marketed by Christine McKay from Harcourts Solutions for offers over $675,000. The home at 98 Fihelly St, KeperraTHIS Keperra home has been lovingly transformed from a classic 1950s cottage into a spacious family home.Jennifer and Mark Aleo currently call 98 Fihelly St home, as do their three children and pet dog.The couple bought the home in 2007 and gave it a complete makeover.“When we bought it, it was very boxy and it didn’t have a hallway,” Mrs Aleo said. “We lifted the house so we could build in underneath and we removed walls in the main living areas.“Then we put another wall in to create a hallway with a sleeping wing on one side and an open-plan living area on the other.”last_img read more