Manchester United’s official website has singled out Mesut Ozil as a player the Red Devils really need to keep an eye on during Saturday afternoon’s Premier League clash.
United reckon that Ozil could be the biggest threat this weekend as the playmaker is on fire for the Gunners at the moment.
“Mesut Ozil is in peak form and has returned from illness to showcase his world-class ability,” explained United’s website.
“Like Alexis Sanchez, he may be out of contract in the summer and has not yet committed his future to the Gunners, but the German remains a major influence and is capable of unlocking any defence.
“He has two goals and five assists from his last five Premier League outings.”
During Arsenal’s mid-week clash against Huddersfield, the 29-year-old almost single-handedly turned the game around in the second half, providing two assists and a goal within four minutes to put the Gunners 4-0 up.
Although Arsene Wenger’s men had been a goal to the good, the Terriers were looking dangerous and without Ozil helping to kill the game off, the result could have been very different.
When Ozil plays the way he did against Huddersfield and Spurs, he’s unstoppable and it doesn’t matter how many players coaches get to mark him, he’ll still manage to find space and pick a pass through the eye of a needle.
Of course, playing against a Jose Mourinho side is slightly different for the German because the Portuguese manager knows how he ticks. They were at Real Madrid together for three years. However, Ozil didn’t seem to have much trouble against the Red Devils back in May when Arsenal won 2-0.
If Ozil continues his run of fine form, we could be looking at another Arsenal win, and United know it.