The Barcelona midfielder has lauded his onetime La Liga rival, saying he can elevate the ability of his new Gunners teammates.Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has praised the club's capture of Mesut Ozil and believes the Germany international can take the Gunners to another level.
Arsene Wenger already had a wealth of playmakers to choose from, with many suggesting Arsenal did not really need Ozil, but Fabregas has quashed those notions and is convinced the 25-year-old will galvanize the north London outfit.
“If you have the chance to sign Mesut Ozil then you can’t let it pass you by,” the Barcelona man told The Daily Mail. “He wanted to play for Arsenal. Wenger won him over and when you have the chance with a player like that it doesn’t matter if you already have seven or eight who are similar, you have to take it.
“Ozil is the man who makes the difference in the final third. He will find so much space in the Premier League and he’s a player who with space kills you. His final pass is brilliant. And he will score more goals in England than he did in Spain. He is a spectacular signing. Ozil will bring the best out in [Aaron] Ramsey and [Jack] Wilshere. They understand football the same way.
“The only player who maybe is a bit different is Theo Walcott, but you also need that type of player because it’s true that at the end of pass, pass, pass you need a Pedro — someone who will get behind the opposition. Someone who gives depth and hits space.”
Fabregas was linked with a move back to the Emirates Stadium during the summer that didn't materialize but says he would welcome a return in a coaching capacity.
“I’m sure they would give me the option to help out there,” the Spaniard added. “Sol Campbell is there at the moment. Dennis Bergkamp also went there two or three times a week to train when he was doing his coaching badges. It’s a great club in that sense.”