PHOTO: Ozil posts inspiring Facebook message from Arsenal legend

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Arsenal superstar playmaker Mesut Ozil has drawn inspiration from Gunners great Tony Adams.


Despite criticisms, Mesut Ozil has really announced himself to Arsenal fans this season.

Capable of creating countless chances for his team-mates, splitting defences with incisive passes that require elite-level vision and providing assists and goals in his debut season alone, Ozil has also frustrated due to his inconsistencies and the fact he has been bitten by the Arsenal injury bug suffering a knee injury, shoulder complain, thigh problem and a hamstring issue.

Bought from Real Madrid for £42.4m last summer, the acquisition of Ozil was designed to herald a new era in North London, akin to the purchase of Dennis Bergkamp that kick-started a trophy-laden spell at N5.

The collection of silverware may well begin in Ozil's very first season as, despite falling considerably short in the Premier League title race, the Gunners are still vying for the FA Cup with the final scheduled for May 17 against Hull City at Wembley Stadium.

Bergkamp arrived at Highbury in 1995 and won the FA Cup and Premier League double in his third year, in 1998, helped by the leadership skills of Tony Adams, a man whom Ozil has drawn inspiration from as per a recent Facebook post.

Ozil posted a picture of himself on the social media channel, with the quote: "Play for the name on the front of the shirt [Arsenal] and they'll remember the name on the back," which was originally said by Adams.

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