Arsenal legend Robert Pires believes new signing Mesut Ozil is similar to French icon Zinedine Zidane.
The German international has been superb for The Gunners in the short period of time being at the club and Pires, who has been training with the players over the last few weeks can see glimpses of what he saw in Zidane when he was around.
After paying £43million for Ozil, hopes were high for the former-Real Madrid star, who is labelled as one of the best player’s in the world, and so far, he has not disappointed with several superb performances for Arsene Wenger.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Pires spoke highly of Ozil and believes he will become a club-great in the future.
“I think that Arsène Wenger and Arsenal have signed a world class player in Mesut Ozil,” Pires told the official Arsenal Magazine.
“He is, in my opinion, the best No 10 in Europe. He has proven it with Real Madrid and with Germany. For me, he is exactly the player the team was missing.
“It is an amazing coup that Arsenal made this summer not only in football terms as Ozil will strengthen the team, but it will give the rest of the squad more confidence and opponents will fear Arsenal again. But also in terms of prestige as it proves that Arsenal is still a massive club.
“If I had to compare Ozil with someone I played with in my career, I think I would say that he has a bit of Zinedine Zidane in him, in terms of vision, touch and genius to make others play around him.
“Like all Arsenal fans who have been expecting a big signing like that for a number of years, I am very happy he is a Gunner now because he will be fantastic for us.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt