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Ozil doesn’t get special treatment –Wenger

Posted: Apr 3, 2015 at 4:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Arsene Wenger has denied that Mesut Ozil enjoys preferential treatment after the Arsenal star avoided internal disciplinary action despite being caught partying just hours after he missed his side’s win over Newcastle through illness.

Wenger confirmed he had spoken to the former Real Madrid midfielder and was satisfied with his explanation.

Wojciech Szczesny and Jack Wilshere have both been reprimanded in the past for smoking in public but Wenger denied that Ozil, who was granted a mid-season holiday last January to help make up for the lack of a Christmas break, enjoys favouritism.

Asked whether Ozil was getting off lightly having reportedly been out clubbing in Berlin, having missed the trip to St James’ Park with a cold , Wenger said: “I’m not going soft on discipline. I’ve fined people when they work for us and don’t respect the discipline.

“On that front I don’t think you can stop anybody from wishing happy birthday to a friend when he is in his own country.”