Have you got the wizardry of Ozil when playing PS3?
Arsenal's exquisite brand of on-the-floor, one-touch soccer, branded 'total football' by Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, has been further lauded by German playmaking sensation Mesut Ozil, who will have been well aware of 'tiki taka' having plied his trade at the home of flair, creativity and touch - Spain - for the three seasons between 2010 and 2013, when he was on the books at Real Madrid.
Based on short passing and movement, the modern masters of 'tiki taka' are often regarded to be Barcelona and Spain, however, Arsene Wenger's high tempo side of 2007 also adopted the style particularly well, but perhaps not as well as the one he constructed this summer, with the additions of Ozil and Mathieu Flamini complimenting the development of Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere.
Speaking to Arsenal Player, Ozil has likened the stylish soccer at Ashburton Grove to what FIFA 14 and Pro Evolution experts can achieve on video games: 'I've got to praise the three players involved for the first goal [in the Gunners' 4-1 win over Norwich City]. It was real 'tiki taka' - almost like they were playing PlayStation!
'It was an unbelievable goal. I know that I can still improve but I'm happy with my display and the performance of the team. [Substitute] Aaron Ramsey showed that any player who comes on will do his best for the team and will get involved in tackles and attacks immediately.'
Ozil points to the numerous strong performances from a number of Arsenal individuals as to why the collective have asserted themselves so well in the Premier League and Champions League competitions: 'That's why we've been in such good form. I'm really proud of the team. We're taking what the manager wants us to take into games and are making strides. Now we've got another three points and can be pleased with that.
'[Confidence] is really high. We know what we can do but we won't get carried away. It's still very early but we know how much potential we have in the team. We just enjoy playing and it shows on the pitch. We fight for each other and we are always there for one another.
'That's why we've been so successful.'