Theo Walcott: It’s a ‘massive’ season for Mesut Ozil at Arsenal
Theo Walcott is convinced that Mesut Özil will hit top form for Arsenal this season
Theo Walcott is convinced that Mesut Ozil will hit top form for Arsenal this season.
The 25-year-old Germany international has seen his form questioned in recent months after initially impressing following his transfer to Emriates Stadium a year ago.
It’s all about pace now and that’s what you need in a team and we have bags and bags of that
However, Walcott feels that the pace of the likes of himself and Alexis Sanchez will help Ozil to flourish this term for Arsene Wenger’s men.
“When [Mesut] was at Real Madrid and he had Angel Di Maria, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, three very pacey guys, the number of assists he got was absolutely key,” Walcott told Arsenal Player.
“It’s a massive season for him personally and I think the likes of us guys will help him tremendously.
“There’s a lot of pacy guys in this team now and we’re thinking that’s what we might have lacked last year, especially when I got injured – there weren’t as many players to get in behind [defences]. Defenders then double up on you, which creates space for other people.
“You have us bombing on and then you have the likes of Aaron, Jack, Mesut and Rosicky, who can all spot a pass, so that’s only going to help the team. We’ll be very dangerous on the counter-attack.
“It’s very exciting for Arsenal fans to see. I think it will maybe bring back the years where we were so successful. It’s all about pace now and that’s what you need in a team and we have bags and bags of that.”