Arsène Wenger says there is no extra pressure on Mesut Ozil to influence Arsenal's attacking play.
The Germany international became the Club's record signing on transfer deadline day in September and has started his Arsenal career strongly, with three goals and five assists in 13 starts.
Ozil was at his brilliant best in the Champions League victory over Napoli but has been quieter in recent weeks. Wenger thinks that is understandable and insists the 25-year-old does not need to shoulder a special burden.
He is a young player, he is 25 years old so of course there is a lot of room for improvement for him
"First of all he is a hugely talented player," said Wenger. "He just arrived here three months ago and overall he did not have the best of preparations for the league.
"He is a young player, he is 25 years old so of course there is a lot of room for improvement for him.
"We have plenty of players who can take the ball and play, and because he plays in the central part of the pitch the ball goes through him. But we don't put any special responsibility on him.
"Maybe he feels a bit more pressure to do that. But we just want the game to be played like we see it and we do not put any special responsibility
on him. Everybody in our team can deliver great balls."Copyright 2017 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