Arsenal: 5 Reasons Mesut Ozil Was Worth The Money

5. His Reputation Is Established After Previously Playing In The Bundesliga And La Liga

I know judging players on their reputation is a dangerous game, because what they have done in the past won€™t always relate to what they will do in the future. However, it€™s important to remember that Arsenal signed Ozil based on his reputation. So, we should all trust that they haven€™t been misguided by that reputation. The 25-year-old has excelled in both the Bundesliga and La Liga €“ which are both consider within the top five European leagues. The simple fact of the matter is that you can€™t excel in those leagues without being a very good player. The German played for Schalke 04, Werder Bremen and Real Madrid before joining the Gunners this summer. The player has certainly proved to be a reliable provider of both goals and assists with all the clubs he has played for. That was certainly the role that he was signed by Arsenal to perform in, and the attacking midfield certainly has the ability based on his reputation. It€™s also important to remember that all players can hit a slump in form, despite how good they are.

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