Arsenal's record signing Mesut Ozil has struggled in his debut season at the Emirates.
Ozil has played 24 of Arsenal's 36 games this season, assisting nine goals and scoring five himself so he has had a pretty average season for a player of his stature, but nothing really to merit him a 'failure' - which some have labelled him over the last few months.
Fatigue and injury have also haunted Ozil's season forcing him to sit out of some matches for Arsenal.
It's always a big leap for players, who have played in foreign leagues such as Ligue 1 or La Liga, to perform well upon arriving in the Premier League...even the great Cristiano Ronaldo didn't have a brilliant season when he first arrived in England.
Players often find upon arrival that the English game is much more defensive and aggressive compared to the more fast paced skill driving Spanish and French leagues, so players more times than not fail in there first or second seasons - and some just never adapt to the Premier League altogether.
Ozil has not suffered that fate though - yes he may not have had the ideal season that some Arsenal fans may have wanted, but he changed the whole mentality at Arsenal making them Premier League contenders and also implementing some nice quick snappy style passing which Arsenal are known for. He has also teamed up well with Olivier Giroud helping him get back to scoring ways.
Next season though Ozil will be well adapted to England and he will know exactly how Wenger wants him to play and will understand his teammates style of play even more.
Should Wenger bring in a world class striker to the club, Ozil will only feed off of him, and help turn Arsenal into a goal scoring threat once more.
With a goal and an assist in the Gunners' recent game against Newcastle, signs are already beginning to show that Ozil is back in business and is serious about helping Arsenal succeed.
He will certainly play a huge part in the FA Cup final against Hull - and scoring or assisting in that match in particular would certainly silence critics who have slated the German playmaker this season.
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