Arsenal star pinpoints reason for Mesut Ozil’s improvement

Tomas Rosicky discusses Mesut Ozil's improved form for Arsenal this season

Tomas Rosicky believes that Mesut Ozil’s improved form for Arsenal is down to the Germany playmaker enjoying a regular run in the north London side’s first team.

The 27-year-old has been one of the Premier League’s standout performers this season and has already notched up a staggering 16 assists for his team-mates in the top flight, as well as scoring four goals.

Ozil found the net as he scored Arsenal’s opener in their 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon, with the World Cup winner having been a driving force behind the Gunners’ title challenge this season.

And Rosicky feels that Ozil was unable to reach his best form last season due to his injury lay-off.

Rosicky told Arsenal’s website: “Mesut was always a special talent and you could see that when he arrived here,.

“He was out for some time last season so he couldn’t find his rhythm, but now, after playing since the start of the season, everyone here can see [how big a talent he is].

“Him and Alexis are the game changers. Both of them have the strength to win games, so it’s vital for the team’s title chances that they perform well.

“The best thing that I like about Mesut is that he’s not forcing the final passes. We all know he has a great final ball but you can see that he only plays it when the game gives him that opportunity.

“If it’s not there then he’s not forcing it and he’s combining with other team-mates instead. That’s the thing I like most about him.”

Ozil will be hoping to feature when Arsenal return to Premier League action with a home clash against leaders Leicester City at Emirates Stadium this weekend.

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The Gunners head into the game five points behind the Foxes in the table.

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