Arsenal Legend Martin Keown has tipped Lucas Perez to bring the best out of Mesut Ozil unlike French striker, Olivier Giroud.
The former Gunners centre-back seem unsatisfied with the performance of the Olivier Giroud as he appears keen to see how New Signing, Lucas Perez will fare playing in front German playmaker, Mesut Ozil.
Keown revealed: ‘I’m very intrigued to see how the signing of Perez affects Wenger’s tactics up front. One thing I’ve noticed recently, having seen him on the touchlines, is that he likes his strikers to make runs beyond opposition defenders,
‘He is very loyal to Olivier Giroud, but also recognises that if you have lots of passers of the ball in your side you need to give them time and options by stretching the play.
‘Imagine how many assists Mesut Ozil would have if he had the likes of Marc Overmars and Nicolas Anelka to aim for.
‘Perez seems like a Jamie Vardy-style player, so his ability to run in behind defences could be exactly what Wenger is looking for.’
Olivier Giroud who topped 20 goals in all competitions last season, has received lot of abuse from Arsenal fans due to his sluggishness in front of goal.