Ozil has struggled to produce his best form so far this season with Arsenal having registered a win, a draw and a defeat from their first three games.
Arsene Wenger made a big statement when he commissioned a massive bid to bring Ozil to the football club and the German is arguably under pressure to get the Gunners moving forward in the right direction.
“He’s too slow for the Premier League, he’s too one paced – He doesn’t dictate the pace of a Premier League game – He drifts in an out of a game with little flashes of brilliance, but this is the Premier League and he needs to do it regularly,” he told talkSPORT.
Consistency the key
Hopefully Ozil has seen an end to the days where Arsene Wenger uses him out of position towards the left hand side.
He can’t be stubborn over a need for Ozil to adapt and has to find a way of allowing him to play effectively through the middle, with a striker on his wavelength he can feed with chances.
Arguably the main issue for the Gunners is the fact they have so many players who are better suited to a cast iron central midfield role.
For Wenger to fit Francis Coquelin, Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla into the same team, someone has to play out of position and that has to stop.