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Ozil can inspire Arsenal trophy double, claims Gunners legend

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Ex-Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has insisted that Mesut Ozil's big-match experience can prove the difference maker for the Gunners this season, backing his countrymen to help end an eight-year trophy drought at the Emirates.

Ozil has enjoyed a smooth transition to life in the Premier League following a £42.4m deadline-day move from to Arsenal from Real Madrid, with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger deciding to smash the club's transfer record to end his summer-long pursuit of a marquee signing.

With Ozil wasting little time in making his mark in North London an improved Arsenal side has made significant strides this season, leading the Premier League and topping a Champions League group containing last year's runners-up Borussia Dortmund.

Lehmann believes that with Ozil pulling the strings Arsenal have every chance of maintaining their fight for silverware on multiple fronts until the business end of the campaign, hailing the playmaker as a technically proficient game-changer who adds star quality that has been lacking at the Emirates in recent seasons.

When asked if Arsenal can win the Premier League this season Lehmann told talkSPORT: "Of course. They have a chance to win everything.

"It’s always good to lead the league and with Ozil they have a very technically gifted player.

"I hope he will add something to the squad in big games and they can go all the way to the Champions League final in Lisbon and win the Premier League title."

The 25-year-old has scored three goals in 13 appearances for Arsenal so far this season, while providing a consistent supply line for new team-mates Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey in the final third.

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