Predicted Arsenal Starting XI Against Leicester City

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Mesut Ozil

I’m really, really torn between Cazorla and Ozil and who should take the play-maker role (I’ve literally changed my mind six times since starting this sentence). But it needs to be sorted out.

I chose Mesut Ozil for a couple of reasons.

  1. He’s been playing left wing a lot lately and drifting into the middle anyways. So just play him in the middle.
  2. He needs playing time to regain match fitness.
  3. He’s actually been really effective lately.
  4. We unloaded a ton of money to make this guy the play maker of the team, so let it happen.
  5. Santi Cazorla can always use a break.

Ozil scored our only goal against Tottenham, and while it looked easy, it wasn’t. We need to keep his confidence up and let him control this team.