Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is predicting big things for German international Mesut Ozil as all teams gear up for the season ahead, with the German international now firmly entrenched as the Gunners No.10 ahead of this afternoons Community Shield match with Chelsea at Wembley.
The former Real Madrid man as have many players arriving from the continent struggled to adjust during his first season in the Premiership, but now with a couple of years under his belt, Wenger predicts that it is time for the World Cup winner to shine.
‘What I think is that he shows more authority to dictate the game than before,’ said Wenger.
‘He’s physically stronger – that’s for sure – and more equipped to deal with the Premier League and in the second part of the season last year we have seen that intelligence of his passing.
‘The fact that he added some steel to his game, that was needed, certainly in the Premier League, and I am confident he can be one of the great players of 2015-16.
‘I want more goals from him because he plays in that position and he is a good finisher. But he does not take enough chances when he is in the position when he can finish.
‘He is conscious of it and he wants to do it now, so I am confident of that.’