We all know the words to describe creative players. Playmaker; provider; creator; Assisty O’Toole.
But at his press conference today, Arsene Wenger put Mesut Ozil into a brand new category, saying of the German, “Players who can make you score are very difficult to find and have something special on the vision front and on the technical quality.”
Players who can make you score. I love it. The idea that the chances he lays on are so good that even if you wanted to you couldn’t not score [ed – think about inserting an ‘ironic’ Olivier Giroud joke here].
Wenger continued, “Ozil is the main provider in our team and in the league. That is what Mesut is about. But he is also about, and people forget this many times, in his way [he is] an exceptional fighter. He runs much more and covers the distances during the game.
“He has added runs into the box now. You watch how many times he’s in the box compared to what he did before. I think he has become an absolutely unbelievable player.”
And at 27 his best years are still ahead of him.