After a very quiet summer in terms of transfers for Arsenal last year, Arsene Wenger took to the last day of the transfer window to splash the cash, bringing in Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil for a club record fee of £42.5 million.
However, despite showing glimpses of brilliance over the course of the season, Ozil struggled to find his best form in an Arsenal shirt, often barely touching the ball in big games like Chelsea and Manchester City.
No doubt over Ozil's talent
Even though he had a relatively poor debut season in England, there is absolutely no doubt about how talented Ozil is, as proven by his time at Real Madrid.
After signing for the Spanish giants in 2010 after a good World Cup with Germany, Ozil soon transformed into one of the best attacking midfielders in world football, often assisting Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for a number of his goals.
Regardless of the fact Ozil was one of Madrid's best players in his time at the club, he soon became surplus to requirements as new boss Carlo Ancelotti signed Gareth Bale from Tottenham.
Ozil: Disappointing debut season in England
Having spent nothing on transfers that window, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger took full advantage of Ozil's situation at Real Madrid and broke his club's transfer record to bring the German to the Emirates stadium.
In his first season in the Premier league, the 25 year-old registered nine assists and just five goals to the slight disappointment of Arsenal fans around the country.
In the smaller games against the likes of Sunderland, Norwich and Aston Villa, Ozil put in decent performances, often registering goals and assists but it was against the bigger sides when Ozil was a shadow of himself.
He often gave the ball away and failed to create chances as his side were battered 6-0 to Chelsea, 6-3 to Manchester City and 5-1 to Liverpool.
At the World Cup last summer, Ozil failed to show his best form and was picked purely on reputation as Germany went on to win the prize.
Sanchez can bring best out of Ozil
Things could be different this season though, with the arrival of forward Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona.
Sanchez is known for his runs and will give Ozil many options to pass and assist, the attributes he is known for around Europe.
If he can start to show his best form on a consistent basis in the Premier league and register more goals and assists, Ozil could well be the Premier League's best player this season.
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