Ozil can be Arsenal’s Zidane, says Gunners legend Pires

Robert Pires

Robert Pires

Mesut Ozil has been compared to French legend Zinedine Zidane by Gunners hero Robert Pires.

Ozil has been a revelation for Arsene Wenger’s side since his record-breaking £42.5million move from Real Madrid to the Gunners.

And Pires has hailed the Germany playmaker as the best N0.10 in Europe and has praised the Emirates outfit for signing the talented attacker.

He said: “I think that Arsene Wenger and Arsenal have signed a world class player in Mesut Ozil.

“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.”

Ozil is next in action for the Gunners when they host Norwich at the Emirates on October 19.