Mesut Ozil and Arsenal FC: Why They Are An Electric Combination
Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger managed to pull off a miracle with the arrival of Midfielder Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. It is about time that Wenger finally produced results for the Gunner in their vital moment in history.
It appears that the Gunners and Ozil will benefit in this new partnership for the following reasons.
Position of Strength [Arsenal]
The presence of Ozil will strengthen the vital areas of Defense, Midfield, and Forward. It is expected that Ozil, Lukas Poldolski, Per Mertesacker, and Santi Cazorla may form a counterweight to opposing teams.
It is this counterweight along with the support of the rest of Arsenal that could block opposing players. We could be seeing this in future matches between the Gunners and their opponents.
Opportunities for Ozil
The arrival of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid leaves little room for Ozil in Spain. Ozil could have been easily sidelined with Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo at the forefront of Real Madrid.
This results in fewer opportunities to play in crucial matches. Ozil would the not qualify as a member of the German squad for the 2014 World Cup.
Arsenal is a new opportunity for Ozil to grow as a professional player. Ozil would be able to play all areas in Midfield and be fit for the World Cup.
End of Drought
Arsenal spent nearly a decade in the football wilderness without silverware. It is the lack of silverware that hurts the club, its supporters, and players.
The continuing drought resulted in Robin Van Persie leaving the Gunners for better opportunities at Manchester United. Manchester United won awards such as the UEFA Champions League [UCL] and the Premier League [EPL] when Arsenal was trophy less.
Currently, Arsenal is in the UCL Qualifiers since it is currently in fourth place in the EPL with six points. The Gunners currently have two wins and one loss with five goals for and four against.
The result is a goal differential of one for the Gunners. They are currently ahead of Manchester United and Robin Van Persie.
Arsenal may be able to compete in the new EPL dynamics involving Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City. This could lead to surprises for the Gunners and the league during the current EPL season.
it appears that there is light at the end of the tunnel for Arsenal. Let us seen what can happen in this new season.