Arsenal boss Wenger insists Ozil, Wilshere can play in same midfield

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere can play in the same midfield. Critics claim they're too similar.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere can play in the same midfield.

Critics claim they're too similar.

“Jack is more comfortable in deeper positions, and Ozil more in a higher position. That’s why I don’t think they conflict,” said Wenger.

“I didn’t always think that, but looking at Jack over the years now, he likes to come deep to take the ball and make a difference, then give and go again. Ozil is more behind the striker, higher up the field.”

 
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