Santi Cazorla: Magical Mesut Ozil has been a gift for Arsenal

Santi Cazorla has hailed the arrival of Mesut Özil as a "gift" for Arsenal this season after the Gunners' impressive start

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Mesut Özil joined Arsenal on a five-year deal Photo: Steindy/Wikimedia

Santi Cazorla has hailed the arrival of Mesut Ozil as a “gift” for Arsenal this season.

The 25-year-old has been a regular starter since his £42.5m transfer to north London from Real Madrid back in September.

The playmaker has scored three goals and made five assists since arriving at Emirates Stadium – and Cazorla believes that the Germany international’s presence has been an important force in driving Arsenal to the top of the Premier League table.

“He brings us something different, because he’s all talent, what he does is magic,” Cazorla told El Pais.

“It seems like he’s not there and then he changes a game with one control, one pass.

“It surprised us that he came to Arsenal, because you don’t expect him to leave Madrid and then choose our team. For us he’s a gift.”

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