Football: Wenger expects even more from Ozil

Football: Wenger expects even more from Ozil
Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger gestures as he watches his team play Stoke during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Stoke City at Emirates Stadium in London, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Arsene Wenger believes there is more to come from Mesut Ozil after the Germany international continued his impressive start to life at Arsenal.

LONDON - Arsene Wenger believes there is more to come from Mesut Ozil after the Germany international continued his impressive start to life at Arsenal.

Ozil has already provided three assists - more than any other Premier League player - after just two league games for his new club following his £42.4 million euro (S$84.9 million) move from Real Madrid.

The playmaker teed up two of the Gunners' goals in the 3-1 victory over Stoke City and had a hand in the third when his free-kick was parried into the path of Aaron Ramsey by Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

Arsenal manager Wenger believes the club record signing is already showing his qualities, but claims he will display his full repertoire of skills when he has settled into his new surroundings.

"When you look at his numbers, the assists are not a coincidence, it is the reality of his game," Wenger said after a win that left Arsenal top of the Premier League on goal difference from arch-rivals Tottenham.

"And I believe once he will be completely integrated you will see even more but he has shown today he is a great player," the Frenchman added.

"It shows you that football is football. When you have a ball you make a good pass or a bad pass. The good players make a good pass and the bad players make a bad pass, whether it is in Spain or in England, it is exactly the same.

"He has good pace as well. Individually a lot of focus is on his passing but individually he can create." Wenger accepts Ozil's arrival has had a major impact but believes it will be the contribution of his wider squad that determines whether Arsenal can sustain their position at the top of the table.

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