Mesut Ozil will have to play a vital role in the Semi Final of Europa League against Atletico Madrid, if Arsenal have to go to the final of the tournament. Mesut Ozil was given adequate rest in the Premier League to keep him fit for this fixture.
Ozil’s performance have come under scrutiny in big matches with many terming lack of commitment as well as his attitude. But every time he comes back to stun his haters with great performances. So, no one can deny the fact what he is capable of doing.
Mesut Ozil is having a good season with 4 Goals and 8 assists in the Premier League. But his performances are too much inconsistent time-in and time-out. Though, you cannot take away what Ozil possess – his play-making ability, anchor play and ability to play long balls.
Atletico Madrid will surely sit back in the defense throughout the whole match and their main aim will be to get Goals from the counter attacks. Mesut Ozil have to play the role of a play-maker against the defensive minded Atletico Madrid. Otherwise, it will be very much difficult for the Gunners to break the deadlock against Atletico Madrid in the Europa League.
Now talking about Ozil’s role in this Arsenal side – linking up the attack, something which he has been doing well this season. His anchor play will play an important role which will inturn affect Arsenal’s performance. He has to make those runs to destroy the defensive unit of Atletico Madrid with ease.
His ability to deliver inch perfect through balls on runs for the pacy attack possessing Alexandre Lacazette, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Danny Welbeck are applaudable. Ozil has delivered 13 assists in all competitions this season and will be looking to increase this tally ahead.
Since his time at Real Madrid, he have been doing great in deciding the way his team ply their trade on the pitch. He has developed into someone who can do a bit of everything to keep his side at the top.
Atletico Madrid have a solid defence and Diego Simeone knows how to take these big matches under control; but with Mesut Ozil present in the field, you never know what is going to happen next.
The Gunners may have loads of attacking options but no one can be provide as many magical moments as Mesut Ozil has produced throughout his whole career.
Arsene Wenger will surely bank on his experienced campaigner Mesut Ozil in this match against Atletico Madrid and all eyes will be on how he influences the Gunners over the Madrid outfit in both the legs.