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Price suggests that Ozil arrival will finally bring Arsenal a trophy

| 02.09.2013

Mesut Ozil’s Emirates switch may be one of the biggest surprises of the transfer window, with his five-year deal ensuring he is tied to Arsenal until the age of 29.

Arsenal have landed themselves someone who has become an assist machine, with his contribution of 72 assists across the last five seasons more than anyone else across Europe’s top five leagues.

Combined with Santi Cazorla, the Gunners should not struggle to create chances and their exceedingly long wait for silverware must end soon.

It is 1/4 that Ozil wins a major trophy at Arsenal, with this being one of the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup or the Capital One Cup.

Alternatively, those believing that not even a player of Ozil’s ability can end the trophy drought can profit from 11/4 that the German leaves Arsenal without adding to the club’s silverware.

How Arsenal line-up will be of additional interest, with Cazorla probably starting on the left, Theo Walcott on the right and then Ozil centrally behind Olivier Giroud.

What is noted is that Ozil’s goal return has not always been the best, never scoring more than nine league goals in a single season from his stints at Schalke, Werder Bremen or Real Madrid.

Therefore, it may pay to take the 1/1 that he contributes no more than seven Premier League goals to Arsenal this season, with 8/11 the price that he ends the campaign with eight top-flight goals or more.

Goals may not be Ozil’s strength, but when £42m has been spent on an attacking midfielder, they really should be finding the net with some regularity.

Although Arsenal supporters will almost certainly let him off if he guides them to a trophy, with 14/1 available that they win the Premier League this season.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.