Wenger reacts to Ozil's Arsenal exit

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Arsene Wenger has reacted to Mesut Ozil's Arsenal exit after the German was frozen out the club since his departure.

Wenger roped in Ozil from Real Madrid in September 2013 for a then club-record €50-million transfer and he developed into the heartbeat of the Gunners under the Frenchman's guidance.

However, after falling out of favour under Unai Emery and his successor Mikel Arteta, the 2014 FIFA World Cup winner who is often considered one of the most technically gifted footballers of his generation has now agreed to join Fenerbache.

But Wenger is confident the 32-year-old will rekindle his career in the Turkish Super Lig despite not playing a single minute of football in the 2020/21 season.

"I'm sure that he's frustrated at not having played. His hunger must be absolutely [enormous] to play football again," the three-time Premier League winner told BeIN Sport.

"Mesut is a guy who needs a warm environment and I believe he will find that more than anywhere else in Turkey. Overall, he can provide the balls that the strikers need to win football games.

"If they do that well, they have a good chance of winning the league. Mesut is like if you imagine an orchestra in music. He's a guy who plays the ball at the right time.

"The timing of his pass is exceptional, but the creativity of his pass is as well. In every situation he confronts, he gives the right answer and that is genius."

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