Mikel Arteta hits back at Ozil's agent
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Mikel Arteta hits back at Ozil's agent

The 'war' between Mesut Ozil and Arsenal is clearly far from over, with the player's agent, Dr. Erkut Sogut, taking a shot at the Mikel Arteta, who has now responded.

Sogut accused Arteta of not being 'entirely honest' about his player's situation at the club, something which Arteta disagrees with.

Speaking to reporters, Arteta said: "If you have to lead, they have to trust you. In order for them to trust you, you have to be honest.

"You have to be clear and you have to be able to tell people, face to face, the good and bad news. Then you have to be consistent in what you say, the demands you put in, and what you apply.

"When things happen, you applaud them, and then when they don't, there are consequences. Then you create a culture and within that culture people have to be accountable.

"People have to step up and they have to demand the standards we need of each other from this football club in order to be successful."

Ozil has been left out of the club's Europa League squad, but he is under contract at the Emirates Stadium until 2021 and has made no secret of his desire to stay in the capital for the remainder of his deal.

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