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Germany plead Arsenal's Ozil - Help us!

Germany are hoping to capitalise on the sensational form of Mesut Ozil.

Unlike England, Germany have already clinched qualification to next year's World Cup - so their attention is already turning to winning it.

And with good reason, they are joint second favourites at 5/1 to lift the trophy in Brazil next summer.

To do so they of course need their key play players arriving in full health and on top form, so particular attention is being paid to Mesut Ozil's super start to life with Arsenal.

German media goes Ozil crazy after his amazing Arsenal display

Ozil was the star man as the Gunners destroyed Napoli in the Champions League in midweek, and it is not a development lost on his nation.

German newspaper Bild report that Ozil can be essential in their efforts to land World football's biggest prize next summer, and the move to Arsenal will benefit everybody, for he is now taking on a leadership role.

They write: "The German has become even much more by switching to Arsenal. In this form he can be the deciding factor on the way to the world title.

"Ozil conducted, arranged, set the tempo and moves. Finally Ozil is a leader! Actually seems like Ozil has made the change from Real Madrid for Arsenal again a jump personally.

"In the three years at Real, he was one of many stars alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema/ Ozil and Co. was often strong, but was just as often provided by their enigmatic players with him in the shadows.

"At Arsenal, however he is by far the most expensive signing, the saviour, the undisputed king of midfield. And he takes on the new role fully.

"Özil is developing so on, we have next to captain Philipp Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger another personality that characterises the national team. And that can lead us to the longed-Brazil 2014 World Cup triumph."

"In the World Cup Qualifiers games against Ireland and Sweden, we can already tell if he drives the Arsenal momentum into the DFB team. It would be huge. For this Ozil will make any team better."

What they are saying strikes us as being true. Ozil is now the main man at Arsenal, even before he was marginalised by Carlo Ancelotti, the plaudits were only fleeting at Real Madrid because of the sensation that is Cristiano Ronaldo.

If he can continue growing into an even better player, just thinking how dangerous he combined with the rest of Germany's superstars will be next summer is a very frightening thought indeed.

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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