Mesut Ozil has successfully adapted to the Premier League according to the former Liverpool midfielder and football pundit Jamie Redknapp.
Rednapp stated that the World Cup winner is strong enough to win challenges and is al difficult to disposes.
The forer Liverpool midfielder went onto say that Ozil can be an example to any player who initially struggles to adapt to the Premier League.
“Previously, he was knocked off the ball too easily. He would rarely win those 50-50 balls, but now he’s knocking players off the ball,” Redknapp wrote in the Daily Mail newspaper.
“You can imagine opponents, having realised he is the danger man, deciding they’re going to mark him tightly — but that’s a lot easier said than done at the moment. He makes everything look so easy.”
“This is a good lesson for managers, that players like Ozil need time to adapt. If you give it to them, the rewards can be massive.”
Ozil was one of the stars of the show during the Gunners impressive 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Premier League.
The Germany international received a a rating of 8.1 from Whoscored for his performance on the night.
Ozil took 59 touches on the ball, made two key passes and maintained a passing accuracy of 89%.
The 27-year-old also contributed to Arsenal when it came to defence. Ozil made four successful tackles and one interception.
Arsenal are now just two points off league leaders Leicester City. The Gunners take on Southampton on Boxing day as they look to move into pole position.