I know this is purely a matter of opinion as both Alexis and Ozil are both fantastic players, and I was thinking of adding Petr Cech to the choices as well as he is a world-beater in his right. But we are going to compare our two record signings who are both working in the attacking area of the team.
Ozil has been awesome this season, but to be fair it took him a while to become accustomed to playing in the Premier League (although some may say that Wenger played him out of position and didn’t make the best use of his talents) while Alexis (who has been here one season less) made an immediate impact and seems to galvanize the team to utilize extra reserves of energy in every game.
Jack Wilshere admitted that he was gobsmacked when he heard that a player of Ozil’s calibre could be joining the team. He said: “I think we knew what sort of player Mesut was,”
“His history as a player and the clubs he has played for… to bring him in to play with us was massive.
“I remember watching [the TV on] transfer deadline day and seeing that Arsenal were interested in Mesut Ozil, and you almost didn’t believe it. When he arrived the players were buzzing and the fans were buzzing and I think that gave us all a massive lift.
“I watched him for a few years, he was another player who started off young and went to a big club like Real Madrid. I remember watching him a few times and thinking that this player really understands football. You can tell he really understands football and to play alongside him is something special.”
Wilshere doesn’t say what he thought when he heard Sanchez was joining, I guess he wasn’t quite as well-known to Arsenal fans as Ozil was at the time, but now that we have watched them both in action for a while, who would YOU consider to be the best signing of the two?