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Thierry Henry: Mesut Ozil is a tremendous player

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has heaped praise on German playmaker Mesut Ozil, claiming the 2014 World Cup winner has what it takes to deliver the Premier League title to north London.

The former Gunners striker paid tribute to the 26-year-old's tremendous vision and ability to control a game from the middle of the pitch, but warned he and his team-mates need to improve their level of consistency to mount a serious challenge next term.

"Mesut is a very good player, we all know about his quality, we all know about what he has done in the game," Henry is quoted saying by the Daily Mirror. "He is a world champion, you have to respect that and his vision on the pitch is tremendous.

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"He is an amazing player. When he is on song like he was in the FA Cup final, he is difficult to stop."

With the additional support of Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla, Henry feels Arsene Wenger has the necessary personnel to push for domestic glory in 2015/16.

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Last year the squad made a very slow start to the campaign and that's ultimately what prevented them from rivalling Chelsea for top spot.

The Frenchman is hoping Arsenal hit the ground running in a bid to finally end their 11-year wait for the league title next May.

"When you have the likes of Giroud in the box, Alexis Sanchez running at people and Theo too, Mesut can see a pass and control the game in the same way that Santi does," added Henry.

"I keep on mentioning players, all that we are waiting on is the consistency in the league."

Nacho Monreal considering Arsenal exit offer

Athletic Bilbao have offered Spanish defender Nacho Monreal a three-year contract at San Mames, which has prompted the Arsenal defender to consider a move away from north London this summer.

The 29-year-old is happy playing for the Gunners - despite often finding himself behind fellow left-back Kieran Gibbs in the first-team pecking order - but is attracted by the length of deal presented by the Basque club.

Yaya Sanogo leaving on loan?

Ligue 1 outfit Lille have made contact with Arsenal to see about taking French striker Yaya Sanogo on a season-long loan after he failed to cement his place in Arsene Wenger's starting XI.

The 22-year-old spent the second half of 2014/15 with Crystal Palace but managed just one goal, making it highly unlikely that regular action will be difficult to come by at the Emirates Stadium next term.

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