Editor’s Note: Moving on from the transfer window, loyal supporter and always upbeat Proud Gooner returns the focus to OUR players, posing a question about two of them which many have pondered. Enjoy.
Whilst watching from the stands a few times in Mesut Ozil’s first season, there seemed to always be a few fans chatting away about him and Santi Cazorla. Some even went as far as saying we should only play one or the other.
I also noticed problems between the two in Ozil’s first season. Here is my take on why:
Both are creative players who like the same position; both like to take fee kicks and corners. Also, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that since Ozil arrived Santi Cazorla has scored a lot fewer goals.
Am I wrong? Do you fine knowledgeable Gooners see it differently or has it been sorted by time?
One more thing the two players have in common is that both can play left wing. But Alexis has solved that one. Or has he furthered the problem? Who knows?
This is why I would like to get a few views on this one.
So, how can we get the best from both of them?
Should we play just one or the other? What is the best position for both men? Which position can they take and make their own?
Put it this way: Ozil has played right wing, left wing and in the hole (as a #10). Cazorla has played in the hole, on the left wing and now as the front partner of a pair of defensive midfielders.
Cazorla is now 30, still at his peak, in my opinion, and still able to wriggle and turn and run away from the best of them, as can Ozil.
Do you have a preferred player and why?
The main question is, of course, as the title says: how do we get the best out of the two of them if both are on the pitch? Or, is it best to play just one of the two of them–at least some of the time?
by Proud Gooner