Why Mesut Özil is going to destroy Tottenham by KJ
We signed our star German midfielder on the back of a North London Derby win. It was reported at the time that Levy had prevented Bale’s sale to Madrid until after that game to ensure Mesut wouldn’t have a part in it as he knew he was close to a move to Arsenal. Ever since, the World Cup winner has not really faced our bitter North London rivals. He did manage to get a 10 minute appearance in our 2 – 0 win in the FA cup but he wasn’t fit and he was forced to defend with the rest of the team as we had gone down to 10 men due to Walcott’s ACL injury. But now, Özil has a chance to really show why he’s the best number 10 in the world against our bitter rivals at the Emirates this weekend.
Spurs have been a very fragile team since Redknapp’s departure and pressure is already mounting on Pochettino with poor results recently in the Premier League (including a 3-0 hammering at home against Liverpool). He is keen to play attacking football in order to placate the Spurs faithful but doesn’t really have the tools or the mentality to successfully play that way. This need to attack will leave them open without the appropriate pressure in midfield and I believe Mesut can hurt them massively.
If he’s to be played at no.10 (hopefully), he’ll destroy Capoue with his intelligent movement and passing. He’ll find spaces easily and with the pace of Welbeck and Alexis up front, there will be lots of movement and therefore loads of opportunities for him to break Spurs hearts.
This will be his first proper game against Tottenham and I expect it to be a great one. The space they’ll give him will suit him perfectly and with the pace up front, it could be battering if we finally click as a team.