Santi Cazorla believes Mesut Ozil has the quality to “mark an era” like Zinedine Zidane or Ronaldinho did before him.

The German playmaker has made an impressive start to life at Arsenal and has three goals and four assists from just eight games.

He is a joy to watch and has a lot of talent. Like Zidane or Ronaldinho, he can be one of those players who marks an era

Santi Cazorla

Cazorla has been hugely impressed with his new team-mate and expects to quickly form a good relationship with him.

“We have got to know each other and I have to say that it is very easy to have a good understanding with a great player like him, since our playing philosophy is very similar,” the Spaniard told Arsenal Player.

“As the days go by we have a better association on the pitch. Personally I am very happy to have Mesut as a team-mate. He is a great signing and everyone enjoys the way he plays.

“Mesut is a player of a different kind. He is a joy to watch and has a lot of talent. Like Zidane or Ronaldinho, he can be one of those players who marks an era.

“He is not the kind of player you are used to watching and he can win many games on his own. That’s why he is a top player.”

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Rob Kelly 23 Oct 2013