Ian Wright praises Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for making Mesut Ozil ‘disappear’ against Manchester United


first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Mar 2019 10:17 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Comment Read More Mesut Ozil was substituted in the 77th minute of Arsenal’s victory (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright admits Arsenal were ‘fortunate’ to come away with a 2-0 win over Manchester United and has praised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for making Mesut Ozil ‘disappear’ at the Emirates.United’s defeat was Solskjaer’s first in the Premier League since replacing Jose Mourinho in the hot seat and the result meant Arsenal leapfrogged the Red Devils to go fourth in the table.Granit Xhaka beat David de Gea with a swerving shot in the 12th minute and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted from the spot to put the Gunners out of sight after Fred’s foul on Alexandre Lacazette in the 69th minute.AdvertisementAdvertisementRomelu Lukaku and Fred both struck the woodwork in a frantic first half and Wright concedes that his former club rode their luck versus Solskjaer’s in-form side.ADVERTISEMENT PLAY Ian Wright praises Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for making Mesut Ozil ‘disappear’ against Manchester United Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More Video Settings Coming Next Emery praises his players after 2-0 win over Man UtdTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:30FullscreenEmery praises his players after 2-0 win over Man Utdhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-praises-players-2-0-win-man-utd-1879846/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Arsenal boss Unai Emery can’t handle big name players like Mesut Ozil, says Michel Salgado About Connatix V67539 Read More Full Screen Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling by Metro 1 min. story 1/1 Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Skip Ad SPONSORED Read More Top articles More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWright singled out the performance of Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno who made two outstanding saves to deny Lukaku before Aubameyang’s penalty.Speaking on his official YouTube channel, Wright said: ‘People will say it was fortunate and, yeah, to a certain extent I think we were.‘They [United] missed some very good chances but, saying that, our goalkeeper was magnificent today and I don’t [usually] give him a lot of credit. But credit where it’s due.‘He made some great saves against Spurs last week. The save he made – if it was David de Gea, everybody would have went crazy.‘He made two great saves again today. Even though Lukaku missed some chances, our goalkeeper was fantastic.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesWright hailed Emery for his ultra-attacking team selection and also praised Solskjaer for shutting down Ozil by converting to a back-three midway through the first half.‘Got to give the manager credit for putting out a very positive and offensive team,’ Wright said.‘It’s great to see Auba, Laca, Ramsey and Ozil playing even though after a while, once Ole Gunnar Solskjaer realised that we were outnumbering them and Ozil was getting on the ball too much, they nullified that.‘Unfortunately, Ozil disappeared out of the game.’ Skip Advertisement / Advertisementlast_img read more