"Steal signing" Mesut Ozil made his game-winning debut for Arsenal FC on Saturday against Sunderland AFC.
The former Real Madrid standout "looked very comfortable," according to Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, and feels that Ozil still has much more to offer to the team.
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Star-signing Mesut Ozil "looked very comfortable," says Wenger.
"He is a great player and there is a lot more to come from him. He told me after the game he enjoyed it but he had a good idea of what to expect." Wenger told arsenal.com.
Ozil seemed like a perfect fit to Wenger's system as he immediately mede an impact by providing Olivier Giroud an assist with just 11 minutes into the game, while creating numerous chances for Theo Walcott in the first-half.
"We have a game that's based a lot on movement and he gives everyone time to be available on the ball. It's a kind of technical security and a creative side to his game that is very interesting." Wenger added.
"His final pass and his retention of the ball gives everybody time to move."
The German national missed training on Friday due to illness, but that did not prevent Wenger from selecting the sensational attacking midfielder.
"He was like a guy who was invited to play for us because he was sick,"
"But for a guy who was invited he did well."
The Arsenal mentor thinks that the signing of a player of Ozil's caliber could mark a new era for the London-based team, as the struggle to sign marquee players in the past few years has now come to an end.
"There was a demand from everybody to have a player for reasons that we didn't challenge for the title because we lost big players without being capable of bringing the same stature of players in."
"So that was a huge lift for everybody who loves our Club."
Arsenal handed Sunderland their third defeat in the English Premier League, with a scoreline of 3-1.
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