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Arsene Wenger admits Mesut Ozil is struggling to cope

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Arsene Wenger has revealed that believes Mesut Ozil still has yet to hit his top form in England, because he's under too much pressure to perform.

According to the Daily Star the long-serving Arsenal boss admitted that his record-breaking signing was experiencing some difficulties following his £42million move from Real Madrid to the Emirates, but insisted that he will hit his peak in time.

“First of all he is a hugely talented player. He is just arrived here three months ago and overall did not have the best of preparations for the league," said Wenger.

“He is a young player. He is 25 years old, so of course there is a lot of room for improvement for him.

“Because he plays in the central part of the pitch the ball goes through him. But we don’t put any special responsibility on him."

Be that as it may, the Gunners coach did concede that his star man may be weighed down with expectation to perform on a weekly basis, particularly given the enormity of his transfer fee.

Wenger continued: "Maybe he feels a bit more pressure to do that. We just want the game to be played like we see it and do not put any special responsibility on him. Everybody in our team can deliver great balls."

Ozil has played his part in an incredibly bright start to the season so far from Arsenal, with Wenger's men sitting atop of the Premier League having amassed 28 points from 12 games.

If the Frenchman's boasts about Ozil having yet to hit his top gear are found to be true then it could spell trouble for the teams who would look to trump them to the top spot.

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