Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp believes Mesut Özil is just who Arsenal were missing. The German has had a great start to his Arsenal career so far and Bergkamp feels the German has given the squad something they were missing before.
“If I look at the bench in the beginning of the season, what he has achieved and what he is doing, he is one of those players who can be decisive in a game, who can link up with the midfielder, but with the strikers as well.”
“And he can provide other players, he can have assists, but he can score goals as well.”
Özil scored his first Arsenal goal in the 2-0 victory over Napoli in the Champions League and added another two in the weekend’s victory over Norwich City. He has provided countless assists already since his move on deadline day but has started to add goals to his game too.
“He has got lovely vision, so I believe he is one of the sort of players Arsenal have been missing.”
“They had Van Persie who was a little bit like that, but then you miss someone upfront.”
“I still believe they could do with another sort of striker, who can score goals, who can score 15/20 goals a season for example. Then they have got quite a good team.”
The Gunners have been doing fantastic with limited options due to injuries. Santi Cazorla and Bacary Sagna were welcomed back from injury in the 4-1 win against Norwich while Theo Walcott is expected to be involved in the European clash with Borussia Dortmund. That leaves Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby as the only absentees from the squad.
The one position Arsenal are short on at the moment is upfront but have made strides towards fixing that targeting Luis Suarez, Karim Benzema and Javier Hernandez in the January transfer window.