Wenger: Ozil reminds me of Bergkamp

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Arsene Wenger says that Mesut Ozil reminds him of Dutch genius Dennis Bergkamp as the German internationla heads towards Thierry Henry’s assist record in the Premier League.

Ozil has 16 to his name thus far, and having worked with Bergkamp for years, Wenger comparing the two is a credit for the 27 year old.

“Yes, he’s a bit like Bergkamp,” he said. “Not that guy who stands up and speaks too much but every time he says something, it is straight to the point.

“He’s has a big influence. He’s not an extrovert, as you know. But you don’t win by coincidence and he has won in his career. He’s demanding from his partners.”

Wenger also had praise for on-field skipper Per Mertesacker, saying, “Per is [also] very important in that. He’s a very important leader in the dressing room – and a respected one as well. He maintains focus and wants to do well. He’s one of the guys who can help us.

“Experience helps but what will help more than anything is the quality of our performances and I think Sunday is a big one for us on that front.”

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leroy

quite a compliment from wenger. you know you’re a special player when you remind him of god.

oroshzhaki

🎶 We’ve got Ozil
Mesut Ozil
I just don’t think you understand
He’s Arsene Wenger’s man
He’s better than Zidane
We’ve got Mesut Ozil 🎶

denten

That song was invented by West Ham fans for Payet; the only difference being in the name of the player.

Therefore I’d be very embarrassed if we don’t drop that song immediately, and use our collective imagination to develop a new one for Ozil.

Me So Hornsey

Don’t be so ridiculous. Stealing other fans songs and tweaking them to make them your own is part and parcel of terrace culture.

It’s been done to us and we shall do it to others. It’s fine.

Alex

Maybe but when you – Arsenal’s fans – have the best creator in Europe, you – Arsenal’s fans – can also create something special for him.

SizC

…….then we should also scrap the song, “the greatest team the world has ever seen”

Dexterbear

I had no idea when i wrote it. I wasnt copying anyone

frösch könig

oh lord can i thank you for mesut ozil,
he reminds me of Bergkamp it gives me a thrill,
in awe of his passing and outrageous skill,
so lord can i thank you for mesut ozil

Lightening Pace

yesssss!

Cliff Bastin

He has that “Bergkamp” quality of doing everything absolutely perfectly. Sure he scores less but they played in different systems.

Gooner de Los Angeles
Gooner de Los Angeles

Mezut el Mesías

MannyG

Ozil reminds me that there is good in this world.

Julio Baptista's humble alter ego
Julio Baptista's humble alter ego

I am so sorry I thumbed you down when I intended to thumb you up. I shall go hang my head in shame

The Anthony Stokes we were told about
The Anthony Stokes we were told about

All he has to do now is elbow lee bowyer in the head and the likeness will be uncanny

Alphie

‘Ozil’ me with a pen

Lord Bendtner

Yes Bergkamp is a legend, no denying that. However, sometime I do wonder that Bergkamp had some breathtaking attack minded players to play to. But Ozil, for me, is sheer class because those passes that he makes, its like how did he do that or how did he see that!! Both players are legendary material, but Ozil, many of his passes you just want to sit back and watch on replay over and over. Please don’t hate on my comment, its like how I love Goku and Vagita. Picolo is Vieira, RVP is the ghost of Majin Boo.

cazorla's smile

Thumb’s up for losing me after “Please don’t hate on my comment…..”

Naija Gunner

Just Oziling…

Inner->Arse

If you are a TRUE soccer fan & you don’t like Ozil, i recommend you visit your doctor for mental checkup.

Cambell's forehead

If you were a true Football fan you wouldn’t call it Soccer!

Cambell's forehead

Nevertheless, the point it valid – Ozil is God.

Lord Bendtner

I always fear comment hate :0
Nothing scares me more!

Thierry Walcott

Özil the son of god

Kirk the 70s pin up

Roll your sleeves up lads today is the day we can touch the trophy

Timothy Lumsden

Praise indeed! .

richardanus

Wenger needs specs.

HectorSelector

Ridiculous comparison.

Bergkamp was the catalyst for the post Graham era at Arsenal; even before the arrival of Wenger.
For Bergkamp think Cantona at ManU. Of course Wenger has taken that ethos on and developed it much further. But for me, when I think of comtemporary arsenal -stylistically-, then Dennis is the godfather.

Secondly, Bergkamp initiated. For all his wonderful gifts, Özil is essentially fair weather; if its all going ‘swimmingly’ then Özil will happily contribute to the party, but he ain’t a party starter, he’s not digging you out of a hole. For me that’s a huge difference between them.

Skinnyarse

Don’t be a silly billy mr Wenger Bergy was a one off, no comparison. Not putting Mezut down but come on now.

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