Arsenal made deadline day headlines as they grabbed Mesut Ozil in the final hour of the transfer window for a reported fee of £42.5 million.

The attacking midfielder clearly has a lot of talent as he has created 324 chances in 105 La Liga appearances for his ex-club Real Madrid. It is undoubtedly a superb signing but how will the German fit into Arsenal's already talent-rich midfield? 

Arsenal's preferred formation at the moment seems to be the popular 4-2-3-1 formation, this allows arsenal to have more in midfield and dominate possession and play elegant passing football.

I think it is likely that Ozil will take over from Cazorla as the centre attacking midfielder pushing Cazorla out wide to play on the left flank as he did effectively in Arsenal's derby win against North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

This will be especially useful for Arsene Wenger as he has no other recognised left winger as both Podolski and Oxlaide-Chamberlain are out with injuries. This would mean that both Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey will start in a more defensive midfield role although they can both attack freely in this formation; although this could change when Arteta recovers from injury as he may replace one of the two Brits most likely the latter.

With Arsenal having so much attacking threat they will have to be wary of counter attacks, although Ramsey and Arteta can sit deeper and protect the defence.

Arsenal's passing will be key to unlocking defences and now with Cazorla, Ozil and Wilshere they should be able to combine with the pace of Theo Walcott to create an abundance of opportunities for in-form striker Olivier Giroud, although he isn't the only player that can score for Arsenal as the attacking triplet of Cazorla (left), Ozil (centre) and Walcott (right) are all perfectly capable of converting any chances that will come their way.

How Arsenal's midfield may line up against Sunderland:

Left centre midfielder-Wilshere

Right centre midfielder-Ramsey

Left winger- Cazorla

Centre attacking midfielder-Ozil

Right winger-Walcott

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