Mesut Ozil’s Germany team-mate Philipp Lahm feels that Arsenal must sign a top class striker to get the best out of their playmaker.

The silky passer became the Gunners’ record signing last year when he completed a £42m switch from Real Madrid, and impressed initially.

But despite helping the Londoners to their first trophy in nine seasons – the FA Cup – Ozil’s debut campaign in England has been underwhelming due to a dip in form over the winter.

Some have questioned his work-rate and desire, while others have suggested that he may not be suited to Premier League football.

But Lahm – who plays alongside the midfielder in the German national team – feels that all he is missing at Arsenal is a top class forward to work with:

“Anybody who has played with Mesut will tell you how intelligent he is as a player,” he told Goal.

“His vision is probably the best I have ever seen and that is why it is so important to have the right striker ahead of him.

“He is a dream for strikers and you saw that with [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Karim] Benzema when he was at Madrid. If Arsenal can find the right striker who is fast and makes intelligent runs – then Mesut will be devastating next season.”

Arsenal have been linked with Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and came close to securing Luis Suarez of Liverpool in 2013.

What do you think?

Sign in with Facebook and be
entered for a chance to
Win a pair of Puma evoPOWER football boots

Terms and Conditions

Why?

  • Sign up in 2 seconds
  • Use your FB profile image
  • No need to remember a password
  • See which of your friends would like this

Note: We don't post to your wall

Login

Comment without logging in

You will need to fill this out each time to comment so why not quickly login with Facebook!

*

What do you think?

Sign in with Facebook and be
entered for a chance to
Win a pair of Puma evoPOWER football boots

Terms and Conditions

Why login with Facebook?

  • Sign up in 2 seconds
  • Use your FB profile image
  • No need to remember a password
  • See which of your friends would like this

Note: We don't post to your wall


  • anna
    6 months ago

    Totally agree; but it needs to be a striker who is strong and fast and makes intelligent runs into box. Giroud has certain qualities but he’s not the type of player who makes the most of Ozil’s movement and incisive passing.

    Reply