The Arsenal and Germany international star may not have been in the best form of his life before illness and injury problems kept him out of action for the past month or so, but there is no doubt that Mesut Ozil can be a massive player for Arsenal, perhaps even more so than Alexis Sanchez when he is on song.
The German playmaker can be the heartbeat of our attacking play and it could be any one of a number of players who provides the finishing touch to o0ne of his pieces of creative genius and we could certainly do with as much of that as possible when Pep Guardiola and the Man City players arrive at the Emirates stadium tomorrow.
So the pre-match words of Arsene Wenger on Ozil reported by the Arsenal website ahead of the big match are very encouraging indeed, because the Frenchman suggested that his number 11 is fired up and ready for tomorrow and has been looking his old self in training again.
The boss said, “He is in contention to start again. He played 20 minutes with Germany in Azerbaijan and he came back focused and worked very hard this week.”
It remains to be seen if Wenger is right about the player but if he is it should not only be good news for tomorrow but for the rest of the season. And if Ozil is determined to show his class and help Arsenal to end the season strongly then it also tells me that Mesut is going to stay with Arsenal.
Do you think Arsenal will see the best of our mercurial midfield star tomorrow?