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Mesut Ozil isn't the man Arsenal need to end their trophy drought

Ozil may find it difficult to adapt to the Premier League (©GettyImages)
Ozil may find it difficult to adapt to the Premier League (©GettyImages).

In a recent interview with Arsenal, Mesut Ozil insisted that the team is young and that they will deliver the trophies soon enough. However, he hasn't even played in a Premier League fixture before and not every player can easily adapt to the English game.

There has been many exceptional players who came to England as hero and left as zero. Andriy Shevchenko, Robinho, Juan Veron, Jaap Stam, Diego Forlan, Alberto Aquilani - and the list goes on and on. 

No doubt Ozil has played in two different leagues, German and Spain, and done so well in both. However, this does not guarantee that he will excel at England. There has been too many cases to prove that big names can fail in the Premier League.

Plus, now that Ozil is here, no doubt Arsenal's midfield will be bolstered by an excellent maestro. However, despite having the most assists in Europe, Ozil has been backed with the strong Madrid attackers like Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain.

At Arsenal, with the Gunners losing Robin van Persie to United last season, they do not have a world-class finisher in the squad. Lukas Podolski is probably the best they have to offer at the moment and the thought of Ozil being able to make the killer pass but the striker totally ballooning the shot away seems quite foreseeable in Arsenal games.

Nevertheless, Ozil was desperate for the move. At £42.5 million, he has the heaviest price tag in the Premier League this season and so all eyes will be on the Germany playmaker as to whether he makes or breaks in London. 

On the positive note however, his chemistry with Lukas Podolski may encourage the two to be able to form a formidable German pair in the league. Plus, with Per Mertesacker in defence, Arsenal will effectively have three top Germany players in three departments-which may provide the team to have the perfect link in scoring goals in games.

Nevertheless, the deal is over and Wenger has 'kind of' kept his promise in splashing the cash. No doubt Suarez was not captured but Ozil seems to be a better deal than the Liverpool forward.

Only time will tell if Ozil is what Arsenal really needs to win trophies. However, football is a team game. No one player is enough to win trophies and that it really depends on how the team can react to Ozil's class in order to blend and create a great team chemistry between them. If this could be achieved, expect Ozil words to really come true-Arsenal will win trophies-eventually.

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