Özil capture sparked Arsenal renascence, says Gunners legend

Arsene Wenger’s capture of Mesut Özil has signalled an Arsenal renascence.
That is according to former Gunners ace Emmanuel Petit, who believes the arrival of the £42.5million playmaker from Real Madrid proves the Emirates outfit are no longer a selling club.
Özil, 24, has been hugely influential since he pitched up in north London and has scored one goal and made four assists, helping the Gunners to the summit of the Premier League.
Peteit said: “The arrival of Özil is a positive sign for the fans. It looks now as though the club are bringing in the top players rather than selling them.
“There was a lot of pessimism around Arsenal at the start when they were beaten by Aston Villa in their first match.
“But they have recovered well since then and Özil has been magnificent. He cost a lot of money but was the best bargain in the window.”
And Petit has praised his compatriot Mathieu Flamini, who has provided some steel in the midfield. He added: “Flamini has given the team something they lacked.”
The former France midfielder says his old club have still got plenty to do with a tough fixture list coming up.
“Arsenal have to face some big tests in the months to come in the Premier League.
“They still have to face Chelsea, ManchesterCity, Liverpool and Manchester United. They will be big tests.
“With the international break it can sometimes be difficult to keep the same momentum you had before the break.
“But I have to say that so far they have been tremendous and playing some excellent – football that is great to watch and some of the best in Europe.”

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