Cesc Fabregas backs Mesut Ozil to succeed at Arsenal

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Cesc Fabregas has backed Mesut Ozil to "kill" the opposition in the Premier League after sealing a £42.5m deal from Real Madrid to Arsenal.

Fabregas was Arsenal's captain before leaving for Barcelona in 2011 but has kept a close relationship with the club since leaving.

Ozil signed for Arsenal on deadline day last week, arguably bringing an end to the search to replace Fabregas.

The 26-year-old played against the German international in six El Clasico ties and says those games were enough to see just how talented Ozil was.

Spanish international Fabregas is tipping Ozil to make an instant impact for the Gunners and says the 24-year-old's style of play will suit the rigours of the Premier League.

He told Spanish radio show Al Primer Toque: “He is going to enjoy the Premier League an awful lot. It is a league with much more space and Ozil is a player that, given time and space, he will kill you.

“As we have already seen from his time at Real Madrid, his final ball is brilliant and I believe that he will really enjoy himself in England.”

Arsene Wenger has been credited by Ozil himself as the main reason he moved to the Emirates.

Wenger personally called Ozil to reveal his image for the club, speaking in fluent German.

That, along with words of encouragement from his compatriots Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski sealed the deal for Ozil.

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Francesc Fabregas
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