Boss - Ozil's game has more balance now

Mesut Ozil scored against Bayern Munich
Mesut Ozil scored against Bayern Munich

By Lloyd Webb

Arsene Wenger says Mesut Ozil has added a balance between scoring and assisting to his game.

The Germany international has been in fine form this season and recently broke a Premier League record by claiming seven assists in as many games.

Ozil has also scored three times during October and November, and Wenger believes the World Cup winner is no longer just a creator.

"I think the best assist player at the moment is Ozil"

Arsene Wenger

“What is interesting about Mesut’s game is that he is not only a provider now, he likes to get on the end of the things,” the Arsenal manager said. “What he has added to his game is the runs into the box.

"He played before like he was not too much obsessed [by goals] and more by providing, and I think he has a much better balance in his game now, giving, assisting and scoring.

“At the start, in the first season, there was a lot of scepticism around him. I think the quality of his performances have turned opinions. He now has the support of everybody who loves Arsenal.


“You look at the players who give our assists and you will see who does it. I think the best assist player at the moment is Ozil, but we have many providers.

"We have Alexis, Ramsey, Cazorla - they are all people who can create chances. You could see Campbell the other night has given a great assist to Alexis. I think all our players have technical ability to do that.”




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