Is Mesut Ozil the key to Arsenal’s title aspirations?

Date published: Friday 6th November 2015 8:53

Mesut Ozil: Has been one of Arsenal's most consistent players this season

After a slow start to the season, Arsenal are beginning to show just why so many people backed them to win the title before the opening weekend of the 2015-16 campaign.

The Gunners have climbed up to second place in the Premier League due to some superb performances and individual efforts from the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud.

Perhaps the most impressive player for Arsenal so far this season, however, is Mesut Ozil. The former Real Madrid midfielder has been criticised for his performances in the past but has really sparkled in the early stages of the new campaign, racking up a number of quality assists and excellent goals against some of Europe’s best teams – including Bayern Munich and Manchester United.

Without a doubt, Ozil is one of the most talented players in Europe but he just hasn’t managed to find his top form for the Gunners. The Germany international could inspire his side to Premier League glory this campaign and is relishing the opportunity to perform as Arsenal’s chief creative star alongside the likes of Sanchez, Walcott and Santi Cazorla in their thriving attacking unit.

If he can maintain his form throughout the season, Arsenal will seriously challenge the two Manchester clubs for the title – that’s how good he is. Ozil’s impact on their style of play is clear for all to see and the German could create a record number of goals in this Arsenal attack. While he isn’t what you’d describe as a ‘box-to-box’ midfielder, he certainly makes up for his lack of defensive effort in attack.

It would be foolish to suggest that Ozil’s performances are totally relative to Arsenal’s success, however they will definitely stand a much greater chance of winning the title if Ozil avoids serious injury. Many people backed the Gunners to win the league before the start of the season and some would consider cashing out if Ozil was set to spend some time on the sidelines. With Coral, you can now cash out your bet to take a portion of the winnings, allowing punters to take advantage of riskier bets in order to still make a profit.

Ozil can change games, and the Germany star will certainly prove his worth towards the business end of the season. During his illustrious career, Ozil has gained valuable experience and is one of those players that can help to close out victories when the going gets tough. With a bit of luck, the German can help Arsenal to get their hands on the Premier League title for the first time since 2004.

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