So the leading stat from the game against Reading was that Ozil created 9 chances. He’s obliterating this league. He’s quite unbeleivable.
I take it all back about him. I really do.
So, now that’s out in the open, you have to wonder with all this chance making whether that’s the impetus to move Theo on this summer.
Smarter players in front of Ozil, smarter runs, more goals, more complexity in our play.
I think this will be the last season Ozil has where he can run riot in the way he has. Next season, now everyone realises he’s a bit better than the weak German 60 minuter they had him down for, they’ll have a brutal plan for him.
Well, that’s what I fear.
Second season when you’re amazing is the toughest (I get it’s his third, but it’s he’s second after coming good).
So Arsenal need to work out how they can take the focus away from him, or share around the creativity.
I mean, chances are, that he’s so good, it won’t matter.
It’ll be interesting to see what the plan is for Jose at the weekend. He’ll have worked very closely with Ozil. What will he do to corrupt the passage of balls to him? What’s his plan for stemming the creativity in our team?
It’s a tough challenge when you’re playing a team of ball players. The only player who isn’t great on the ball is Coquelin, but that’s not really his job. Last season we lacked pace through the middle and had nothing going forward so we were pretty easy to press. This time, that’s not going to be the case… and regardless, Cheslea don’t have the energy to press us.
Jose will do whatever he can to sap the joy out of this game… and I suspect he has the fear. I hope Arsenal have something up their sleeves for this one. Will we go with two holding midfielders like we did against United and blitz them with pace going forward. They have a slow back 4 that we could get in behind for sure… and we have the added bonus of Costa not being available. Drogba is shot physcially these days and you’d hope we can keep Remy quiet.
It’s going to be fascinating watching Arsenal go toe-to-toe against Chelsea with a game plan of our own.
What about you?