Sunderland’s £9 million signing Wahbi Khazri can be the Black Cat’s Mesut Ozil according to the BT Sport pundit Andy Brassell.
The Tunisian star has been one of the stars of Ligue 1 this season before leaving Bordeaux to join Sunderland.
“Khazri’s not as skilful as Mezut Ozil but in terms of the amount of chances he creates, he could be Sunderland’s Ozil,” Andy Brassell was quoted as saying buy the Sunderland Echo.
“The amount of assists he had at Bordeaux would have been a lot more if they had a proper striker.
“He’s two-footed and can play either central or on the flank but I think you’d be better playing him as a No 10.
“He’s not too much like anyone – build-wise, he’s similar to Remy Cabella but Cabella is more of a dribbler while Khazri likes to pass and move.”
Ozil has 16 assists in the Premier League this season and is just four assists away from matching Henry’s record record tally of 20.
The 27-year-old is expected to return to the starting line-up for Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Southampton on Tuesday. Ozil sat out of the Gunner’s win over Burnley in the FA Cup.