Arsenal's £42.5 million German investment was supposed to be the jewel in Arsene Wenger's latest footballing project at the Emirates Stadium.
Two seasons later and many people out there are debating whether the aptly named 'king of the assist' will truly become one of the Premier League greats.
He has been labelled lazy, lightweight and, by some fairly critical footballing morons, useless.
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Those who criticise Arsenal's German wizard are the type of fans mesmerised only by long range goals and showboating, I believe fickle may be the correct term.
After his three-month absence last season Ozil came back the man we all knew he was; the man who makes everything look easy and makes the game effortless for his teammates.
Ozil oozes class
Arsenal's superb turn of year form coincided with Ozil's return to the first team, this was no coincidence.
Francis Coquelin was also a major influence but the presence of Ozil was huge and one that elevated Arsenal to a different footballing level.
The effortless class he oozes every time he steps foot on the pitch is something very few players have ever possessed and it is time that the mainstream media pick up on this fact.
Arsene Wenger's final realisation to play Ozil in the middle of the park has been an obvious revelation and one that will pay dividends for Arsenal.
Jose Mourinho is well documented as one of Ozil's biggest admirers and under the Portuguese coach at Real Madrid his creativity blossomed.
Back to his best
This creativity is back and from the looks it more technically brilliant than ever.
His man of the match performance in the FA Cup final was testimony to his new found confidence in England and was a message to the rest of the division.
Physically Ozil has also improved and his strength on the ball is now perfectly tuned to slot right in with the robust style of English football.
With Alexis Sanchez by his side Mesut Ozil may have finally found his ideal partner in crime at Arsenal and the deadly duo could become a force to be reckoned with.
The facts all seem heavily stacked in Ozil's favour and it leads me to believe this season could be the start of something special, challengers beware.
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