Tactical changes for Arsenal to fit Ozil into preferred ‘no.10’ role.With Mesut Ozil’s disappointing recent form for Arsenal dominating the headlines at the moment, the Mirror Football Twitter account have thrown about three suggestions for the Gunners as they look to accommodate their struggling German playmaker.
The 25-year-old was a £42.5m signing from Real Madrid last summer, arriving at the Emirates Stadium to be met with great excitement as the club smashed their transfer record to bring him to north London.
However, Ozil has looked poor this season in an unfamiliar role on the flanks, playing both left and right but looking unconvincing on either side, with numerous suggestions from fans and pundits alike that he needs to be moved centrally.
The World Cup winner has previously been described as the best ‘number 10’ in the world, and below is a look at how Arsene Wenger could shake things up tactically in order to guarantee his star player the role he craves.
We’re trying to figure out where to fit Ozil into the No.10 role…how would the Gunners look as a result?
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) September 19, 2014
With some bizarre and interesting ideas, including Jack Wilshere playing as a wing-back in a 3-5-2, see the following pages for three new formations for Arsenal to try out…