German legend praises Arsenal’s Ozil


Former Chelsea player and Germany legend Michael Ballack believes his fellow compatriot and new Arsenal signing Mesut Ozil will be a terrific signing for the Gunners.


Ozil has become the record signing for the North londoners following his move from La Liga giants Real Madrid on the transfer deadline day, and Ballack is confident that the German star will be a great addition to the Premier League.

“Mesut is a young player and at his peak,” he said. “He is an outstanding player, who joined a new club, I don’t think it’s a problem [being nervous about playing in England].

“Arsenal is a great club and paid a lot of money for him. That proves his exceptional standing on international level, this amount is not common.

“I really hope everything works well for him, he will be an addition to the league especially with his technical skills and pace with the ball.

Initially Ozil was reluctant to make the switch, despite been linked with few English clubs and wanted to stay at Bernabeu but upon realizing that Coach Carlo Ancelotti has lost faith in him, he made up his mind to leave the Spanish club. It has been reported than Arsene Wenger, who was given a transfer war-chest this summer, had convinced him over the phone to join his Red army at the Emirates.

The 24-year-old will join fellow German internationals Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski at Arsenal and is looking to make big impact at his new club.

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