Mesut Ozil has garnered a lot of hype after being Arsenal’s buy of the summer and that certainly seems to be going out of control, especially with the German reported to be joint favourite with Robin van Persie at 5/1 to be Player of the Year.
Ozil is still to live up to his massive £42.5 million price tag and isn’t even the best player for the Gunners, so far this season. The right to that esteemed tag should belong to the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud, with the German still miles away from the honour. He has yet not proven himself to be called a game changer, and has been pretty average in his performances for the club, barring a solitary decent performance. Also, Ozil is yet to feature against a top class team this season and is yet to give a true test of his mettle, no more deserving than 66/1 shot Steven Gerrard is at this point of the season.
Having said that, the fact remains that the German could well turn out to be one of the most influential players in the Premier League in due course. But that doesn’t mean that he should be automatically considered a frontrunner for the pedestal, going by the hype surrounding him in the press, classifying him as some sort of world dominator.