Fabregas backs Ozil to shine at Arsenal

The Barcelona midfielder has tipped the Germany international to become a leading star under Arsene Wenger following his arrival from Real Madrid

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has backed Mesut Ozil to become a Premier League star at Arsenal.

The Germany international moved to Arsene Wenger’s side in a €47 million deal on transfer deadline day and is poised to make his debut against Sunderland on Saturday.

Fabregas, who left Arsenal for Barcelona in August 2011, believes Ozil will flourish in the English top flight and says the 24-year-old will punish teams if he isn’t put under pressure.

When asked about Ozil’s switch to Arsenal, Fabregas told Al Primer Toque: “Spectacular. His style is nailed on for Arsenal.

“It’s a league with a lot more spaces and he is a player that, with [such] spaces, can kill you.

“We have seen it with Real Madrid. He has a brilliant final ball and in the Premier he will enjoy it a lot.”

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