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Keeping Ozil quiet will be impossible for Chelsea, admits Mourinho

Keeping Ozil quiet will be impossible for Chelsea, admits Mourinho

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The Portuguese managed the Germany international for three seasons at Real Madrid and says his players will never fully keep the Arsenal man under control during Monday's clash

Jose Mourinho admits his players will not be able to keep Mesut Ozil quiet when Chelsea travel to Arsenal on Monday evening.

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The 50-year-old managed the Germany international for three seasons at Real Madrid before the midfielder’s €50 million move to Arsene Wenger’s side in September.

Chelsea could leapfrog Arsenal with a win at the Emirates Stadium but Mourinho concedes Ozil, who has scored five goals and registered nine assists in all competitions this term, will be a constant thread to his side.

"I know his strong points. Not the weaknesses," Mourinho told reporters.

"I think I know how to try to stop him to be in the game [for] 90 minutes, with 90 minutes of direct influence.

"But it's impossible to stop him for 90 minutes, because these kind of players they will have always a moment or a couple of moments where you cannot stop them and they end up showing why they are so good.

"To stop him completely, I don't believe we can."

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