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Wenger reacts to Arsenal's tight victory over Newcastle

July 23 2018, 12:09 | Van Peters

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A moment of sheer brilliance from Mesut Ozil fired Arsenal back into the top four with a 1-0 victory over Newcastle.

"I would say more important is the quality and the influence he has on the collective game, rather than his goal".

Özil's contract with Arsenal ends this summer and Arsenal fans are anxious about losing their midfielder.

"I'm confident (that he will stay), yes, but what does that mean?"

Ozil took his goal brilliantly as he continues his fine run of form, despite concerns about his future.

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Asked how Hart had reacted to be dropped, the former Everton and Sunderland manager replied: "I thought he was very good". He has been England's first choice goalkeeper for a number of years now but his place in Russian Federation is in doubt.

"You cannot wait to score a goal like that every week, but you can play like he plays usually every week".

"You want nobody to leave and you see where we stand on that. If he adds that to his game then that is even more important". "But we have played three games in six days and the third game is a bit more hard physically".

Arsenal will be favourites for the Palace and West Bromwich Albion games with most bookmakers, and you can bet on football matches with William Hill here. It was probably one of the worst experiences I have had as a player.

Burnley improved considerably in the second half, forcing Brighton keeper Mathew Ryan to make a number of smart saves, but despite a late assault from the home side neither team could break the deadlock and the game finished scoreless. I thought we showed a good reaction from everyone.

"It was physically hard today after three games in six days".

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