Magician Ozil can snare Arsenal title, says Gunners legend Pires

Mesut Ozil’s mercurial ability is the key to whether Arsenal lift the Premier League crown this season, says Gunners legend Robert Pires.
Record signing Ozil has had a major influence on Arsene Wenger’s side since his £42.5mmillion switch to the Emirates from Real Madrid.
Germany star Ozil set up all of Arsenal’s goals in the 3-1 Premier League victory over Stoke City on Sunday.
And former midfielder Pires reckons the playmaker can make a big enough impact to help the north London outfit challenge at the top of the table.
He said: “It’s possible for Arsenal to win because now the young players have grown up and have more experience. They also have a good mix for Wenger. If you put Ozil in the middle, I think it’s a very good mix for Arsenal.
“Ozil’s a very good player, he plays for the German national team, he played for Real Madrid, now he’s playing for Arsenal. He has the experience. I think the football will be simpler now.”
“Seriously, I think Arsenal have a good potential to win the Premiership. For the Champions League I don’t know but the most important thing is to focus on the Premiership because it is very important for the club and for the fans.”
Meanwhile, Mathieu Flamini has praised the manner in which Ozil has settled into the team.
He said:  “We knew Mesut was a big player – he proved it at Madrid,” said the Frenchman. For us, it is a great boost because he is a great player and knows how to make the difference.
“He has shown great spirit, he is working hard for the team and can make the difference at any moment. Eight years without winning anything is not easy for anyone, for the fans, for the players, for the club or the coach, but the quality is here. Maybe it was missing just a few things.
“This year it was important that nobody left and then we got new players with a lot of quality and what is most important is the team spirit.”