Mesut Ozil and Arsenal’s Title Ambitions

Mesut Ozil and Arsenal’s Title Ambitions

Mesut Ozil

From the day he arrived at Arsenal, Mesut Ozil has been at the centre of public attention with every move being closely monitored, analysed and commented on.

Mesut Ozil is one of the few high-profile and already renowned players that Wenger has brought into his squad over the past three years. Soon after his arrival, the question was raised whether he will bring the much-needed trophies to the Emirates Stadium.

Life at Arsenal so far

This German attacking midfielder immediately set out to do what he does best – consistently creating chances for his team and bagging a few goals along the way.

Ozil had a decent first season at Arsenal as he dazzled and lived up to the massive expectations associated withhigh profile arrival at that time.

His second season at the club remained in the shade of winning the World Cup title with the German national team and later to a knee injury, which took him off the field for more than two months.

However, in the following season, Ozil made amends for his poor performances in spectacular fashion as heexcelled for most of the 2015/16 season.

At the end of the season, the club finished as runners-up behind Leicester City, but the player remained on top winning Arsenal Player of the Season award with his superb statistics. Ozil’s percentage of successful passes totalled 86.7% whereas he also scored six goals and made 19 assists, more than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues.

What can we expect this season?

Ozil’s style of play, the perception of the game and vision on the pitch, technique as well as his abilities in dead-ball situations are just some of the reasons why this 28-year-old is a real fan favourite.

Wenger often compares him with the club legend Dennis Bergkamp pointing out that they are two most complete players he ever coached. They also resemble a lot in character, he adds – they are leaders in the field and influence other players with their calmness and authority.

The period of adaptation to the league and the style of play is far behind him, and Mesut knows what he can expect from Arsenal’s opponents.

Arsenal played with immense fluidity and proficiency last season, something we hardly see from Wenger’s side.

Shades of Arsenal’s legendary Invincibles team was seen last season, with inconsistency being the onlydetrimental factor to Arsenal’s title ambitions.

Ozil is currently at his peak as far as his football career is concerned. He’s got unwavering motivation and the desire to show all his qualities on the pitch. I

His influence on the pitch for Arsenal can’t be overestimated as he will play a crucial role in what could be Arsenal’s title winning season; that is of course if they play their cards right.

Ozil’s assists will surely help Arsenal to secure some points next season, but the fact remains that he can’t do it all alone. He’s going to need the players around him to be at their best in a bid for him to show off his tremendous qualities.

If you’re an Arsenal fan, or just love beautiful and attractive football, you can be sure that next season will be one unlike any other.

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