The dust raised by the arrival of Mesut Ozil at Arsenal has refused to settle. From Real madrid stars been surprised and sad at his exit while some managers were shocked at his exit from the Bernabeau, even one was so scared at the move that he stopped a fringe player from joining Arsenal on a season long loan. Atimes, it is worth spending money on class acts once in a while.
The latest in the hype of the German was his exploits for Germany against Austria. He was said to have enjoyed 99% pass accuracy. In the game, he made 69 successful passes with 4 been adjudged as key because they provided Germany with goalscoring opportunities.
One interesting thing is how Ozil was deployed in the match, he was played through the middle flanked by Marco Reus and Thomas Muller. This could be an indication of where he would play at the Emirates. With two defensive minded midfielders behind him (Flamini/Arteta, Ramsey/Wilshere), he could be flanked by Cazorla and Walcott in the injury absence of Podolski and Chamberlain.
For long, Arsenal have been likened to Barcelona but with the acquisition of Ozil, they have moved a step closer to been like the Catalans. The Catalans are dominant in games and that’s largely due to the presence of the Catalans triumvirate midfield of Busquets, Xavi and Iniesta. These players are so good at passing the ball and controlling possession and in Cazorla, Wilshere and Ozil, Arsenal have their own midfield. Orchestras.
The greatest beneficiary of these pass masters would be French striker Olivier Giroud. His runs would be picked out by sumptuous passes from the three men. With his improvement in front of goal which has been evident in his three Premier League goals this seasons, he is in for the season’s top scorer gong with a big shout.