Mesut Ozil is one name that every football club across the globe wants in their team. He is a very creative and attacking midfielder who specializes in providing assists to the strikers. He is the so called “Perfect no.10” who can play just behind the upfront striker and provide the attacking creativity that a team needs.
Werder Bremen bought him in 2008 and he immediately made an impact with 3 goals and 15 assists in 2008-2009 season and followed it with 9 goals and 17 assists in the next. He had already created a big impression for himself and was sought after by the biggest clubs of the world.
In 2010 Real Madrid came knocking at the doors and bought them for nearly 15million pounds. He continued his performance and provided 25 assists in the 2010-2011 season and soon created a partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo. He followed it up with another great season.
But with the new manager and big signings like Bale and Modric coming in he fell out of favour at Madrid and was sold to Arsenal in 2013 transfer window for a record 42.7 million pounds.
This transfer made him the most expensive German player till date. His departure angered many Real Madrid players.
But Real’s loss was Arsenal’s gain who has not won any silverware for last 7 years. The club has also been criticized for not buying any big players but instead selling stars like Van Persie, Fabregas, Nasri and others.
Ozil’s signing had an instant impact on Arsenal’s performance and fortunes. Arsenal is currently top of the table after 7 matches with 16 points. They have also won both their Champions league matches this season.
Ozil has already provided 3 assists this season and also scored a goal for them against Napoli.
But only time will tell if the so called “King of assists” will be able to turn the fortunes of the Arsenal team and inspire them to win any silverware this season.
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