Wenger - Ozil told me he enjoyed it

Arsène Wenger

Arsene Wenger believes there is much more to come from new signing Mesut Ozil after the German midfielder made an impressive debut in Arsenal's 3-1 win over Sunderland on Saturday.

Ozil provided the assist for Olivier Giroud's 11th-minute opener and created a number of chances for Theo Walcott in a dominant first-half display from the Gunners.

"His final pass and his retention of the ball gives everybody time to move"

Arsene Wenger

And his new manager thinks the 24-year-old playmaker is the ideal fit for his side's style of play.

"He looked very comfortable," said Wenger. "He is a great player and there is a lot more to come from him. He told me after the game he enjoyed it but he had a good idea of what to expect.

"We have a game that's based a lot on movement and he gives everyone time to be available on the ball. It's a kind of technical security and a creative side to his game that is very interesting.

"His final pass and his retention of the ball gives everybody time to move."

Wenger decided to start Ozil despite him missing training on Friday through illness and the Frenchman expects his record signing to bring a big boost to the Club.

"He was like a guy who was invited to play for us because he was sick," said the manager. "But for a guy who was invited he did well.

"There was a demand from everybody to have a player [because] we didn't challenge for the title, because we lost big players without being capable of bringing the same stature of players in.

"So that was a huge lift for everybody who loves our Club."


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