Wenger: Ozil Will Excel For Arsenal In 2015-16

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that Mesut Ozil is showing more steel, as he backs the midfielder to be a star of the new season.

The Germany international has divided opinion for two years since his £42.5 million move to the emirates.

The Frenchman expects to see the midfielder score more goals in the 2015-16 season and hopes to see more of his creative run and passing.

“He shows more authority to dictate the game than before,” Wenger told the club’s official website. “In the second part of last season, we saw the intelligence of his passing, the fact that he added some steel to his game, which was needed, and I’m confident that he can be one of the great players of 2015-16.

“You can see that people have turned in favour of him recently and he is starting to enjoy his game. He plays in the heart of the game and these kinds of players have an importance and can be efficient in helping us score goals.

“I also want more goals from him because he plays in a position [high up the pitch] and he’s a good finisher. He doesn’t take enough chances when he’s in a position where he can finish. He’s conscious of it and he wants to do it now.

“His main aspect will always be the intelligence of his passing and his creativity but he gets into positions where he can finish better and we want 10 goals per season from him.”



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