Unai Emery and Petr Cech give verdicts on Mesut Ozil retirement decision

Ozil hit out at the ‘racism and disrespect’ he has faced over the years due to his descent

Mesut Ozil was among Arsene Wenger's favorite players at the Emirates Stadium so the German global will be hoping to win over the heart of Unai Emery in this pre-season competition so that he could be assured of a starting spot in next season's squad.

Ozil was the target of criticism for his performances during Germany's disappointing World Cup in Russian Federation, as well as for his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May.

"He feels here with us that he can work every day, and it is good for us that he chose to come here and work with us before our two matches". It is also true that Ozil was among the poorest performers among a poor German team at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

The former Real Madrid man claimed the DFB and senior figures in German football had not done enough to protect him following Joachim Loew's side's group-stage exit, suggesting he had been made a scapegoat due to his background, even stating: "If we win, I'm German".

"Arguably the issue that has frustrated me the most over the past couple of months has been the mistreatment from the DFB, and in particular the DFB President Richard Grindel", he said. Emery said: 'It is a personal decision from Mesut and I respect it.

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Ozil declined to comment on Wednesday as he took part in a training session at a private school in Singapore ahead of Thursday´s friendly against Atletico Madrid.

"He arrived on Sunday to travel and I prefer to give him the normality in the team and for him to feel good with us", said the Spanish coach, who is backing Ozil to respond brightly to any negative fallout. They also play Paris St Germain on Sunday.

'I respect everybody and their opinions, but we are professionals and we need to understand everyone but work for us and to be together.

"He has experience, he has quality and he has a great mentality and we are going to help him feel good and to show his quality with us".

He has the support from the team and we hope by the start of the season he will be fit and ready to perform for us'.

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