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Mesut Ozil receives instructions from Unai Emery. SkySports

Arsenal star midfielder and World Cup winner Mesut Ozil has insisted that he is very happy” to be playing under manager Unai Emery.

Ozil, who recently retired from the German National Team, netted his first goal of the season in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Newcastle while earning his 200th appearance for the club.

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Reports had emerged that Ozil and Emery had a fall-out in the lead-up to Arsenal’s game against West Ham, which he missed with an illness.

Speaking after the game at St. James Park on Saturday, Ozil said: “I’ve said in the past that I’m very happy to play for Arsenal. The new coach knows what he wants, the team have accepted that and the whole team supports him. We have a good relationship with him and you can see that especially today as well.

“When we score, the whole team is happy, even the players who don’t play so many minutes. You see we are one team that wants to reach our goal. We are happy to take the three points.”

Also speaking on Ozil’s performance after the match, Emery said: “Today I am happy because I want every player to have chances to score and Mesut scored which is important.

“He continues his process on the team, helping with his quality and working every day to continue with the performance we want.”