Arsenal: Mesut Ozil's Teammates Can't Wait to Line Up With the German

By Aydin Reyhan
Photo is courtesy of Mesut Ozil’s official Facebook page

Now that the hype is gone, Mesut Ozil is ready to play for his new club: Arsenal.

Well, he is not the only one. Spanish international Santi Cazorla plays in the same position as he does: attacking midfield. Regardless, he is absolutely ecstatic about the chance of lining up next to the German international who wore the number 10 at Real Madrid. Together, these two can mastermind the midfield with their passing, speed, skill and vision. And sometimes, they can score some spectacular goals.

Another important piece to the Arsenal puzzle is Jack Wilshere, the current no. 10 of the Gunners. He is extremely excited at the idea of playing with the German international as well. He plays as one of the holding midfielders in the 4-2-3-1 formation and at times moves up to help the three attacking mids as well as the lone striker.

Sometimes, the Gunners switch to a 4-3-3 formation. In this formation, Wilshere is the only holding midfielder, but Ozil does run back throughout the match to assist the defense whenever need be. Another way they can play is 4-1-2-1-2. Here, Walcott would push up to attack, but he would of course drift to the right, leaving Olivier Giroud alone up top, which is something he is used to.

Ozil will be responsible in the area right behind the two strikers to distribute the ball accurately, or to even strike on frame himself. Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will run the flanks, with Wilsere right behind them to protect the back four.

Basically, Ozil’s arrival makes everyone else’s job a bit easier … assuming he does not make too many mistakes. He will be considered their best transfer in years. After all, he did cost them roughly $50 million.

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