Mesut Ozil Could Be Like Dennis Bergkamp And Never Take a Penalty Again,’ Says Arsene Wenger: Daily Soccer Report

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that midfielder Mesut Ozil will bounce back from his penalty miss, but he could end up being like Dennis Bergkamp where he won’t take a penalty again.

Ozil’s penalty miss against Bayern Munich was a turning point in the game against the current UEFA Champions League champions, in a match where Arsenal were on top and looking very likely to take an early lead.

Regarding the penalty miss and allowing Ozil to recover from it, Wenger said:

“I believe that at the moment I have to let him recover from that. I have seen this before with Bergkamp, missing in 1999 [in the FA Cup semi-final replay against Manchester United] and refusing after to take any penalties. [But] He gets a statue today.

It’s part of the job to deal with disappointment and prove you can get on with it. He apologized after the game. I don’t think people are shocked he missed, it’s just he takes his penalties in an unusual way.”

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