When it was announced that Arsene Wenger had finally got his man and the transfer of the France international striker Alexandre Lacazette had completed his transfer from Lyon, one of the first of the current Arsenal squad to say something about it was Mesut Ozil.
Despite not having signed a contract extension yet, the German looks like he will be an Arsenal player for years to come and he spoke about how much he was looking forward to linking up with the new Gunner. Yesterday in the penalty shoot out win over Bayern Munich I think we saw the first real signs of why the German was so excited about his new team mate.
Even though Arsenal were generally second best in the first half, with an under strength side and a sickness bug not helping us, there were some real moments of quality link up play from the pair and when you consider how little time they have spent training together as well as the problems we had dealing with Bayern in general that is very encouraging for the future of Arsenal.
The understanding between the two almost paid off in the best possible way as well, with only a brilliant save denying Lacazette a goal and Ozil the assist. So are we already seeing the seeds of what Ozil’s creative vision and talent behind the sharpness of Lacazette can do?