The Gunners boss believes the German has what it takes to succeed.
Despite a slightly disappointing start to life at Arsenal since a club record £42.5m move last summer, Mesut Ozil will become Player of the Year next season says manager Arsene Wenger.
There was much excitement around the Emirates Stadium on 3 September 2013 when the club broke their usually cautious transfer approach and splashed the cash for the then Real Madrid man.
Ozil started brightly in the Premier League and provided two assists in a 3-1 win over Sunderland on his debut, but as the busy Christmas schedule set in the 25-year-old’s form dropped.
Currently the Germany international has endured five weeks on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury, but is expected to be in the starting XI for Sunday’s league match with Hull City.
Whilst the end of this campaign will mark a relatively unremarkable first year in England for Ozil, Wenger believes the 2014/15 season will see the attacking midfielder crowned Player of the Year.
“He is a fantastic football player,” the 64-year-old was quoted by the Independent.
“I would put him on the list to be player of the season next season.”
Ozil has made 35 appearances for the north Londoners to date in all competitions, scoring six goals and providing 13 assists.
Despite the fact the club are out of the Champions League and the title race, the German has a very good chance of winning his first major trophy with the side when they play Hull in the FA Cup final on May 17.
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