Arsenal will become Premier League champions following the summer transfer window acquisition of Mesut Özil, according to compatriot and former Real Madrid teammate Sami Khedira.

Özil was a club record signing in a deal worth £42.5 million, and the German has made an immediate impact since his transfer to the Emirates Stadium.

The 24-year-old has scored once and contributed four assists in five appearances for Arsenal, while the north London club have won every game following his arrival.

Khedira believes the signing of Özil has strengthened Arsenal to such a degree that they are now in possession of the strongest squad in the country, and that the Gunners are destined to lift the league championship now they can count the midfielder among their number.

"Arsenal had a strong team anyway, but Mesut makes them the best team in England," the Real Madrid midfielder told reporters.

"I am sure he can be the player that makes things happen for them and win them the championship.

"Mesut is a genius on the field, there is no other way to describe him.

"Of course, there was some disappointment among the players at Madrid because he is the best in his position in the world. But I understand his decision as a player and also as my friend.

"He is already playing amazing football for Arsenal and he hasn’t even got used to the Premier League yet."

Özil is in action for Arsenal on Sunday against West Brom as Arsene Wenger's side look to reclaim their position at the summit of the league table.

Flag article