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Klopp: Ozil is a brilliant buy


DORTMUND manager Jurgen Klopp feels the purchase of Mesut Ozil has given Arsenal the "missing player" which can see them sustain a challenge for Premier League and European glory.

The £43million purchase of the German playmaker from Real Madrid on transfer deadline day helped spark an unbeaten run of 12 matches through all competitions.

Klopp (pictured), who guided Dortmund to the Champions League final at Wembley last season, is in no doubt it was money well spent as he prepares to tackle the Gunners.

"This team missed one player and maybe it can be Mesut Ozil," said Klopp, who will serve a touchline ban tonight. "He is technically perfect, he is fast and has developed a drive to goal.

"He is very intelligent, can play in any team. He has everything, is natural and it works very well.

"That is why it was a great idea from Arsenal and not so from the one (team) who let him go.



"One year ago no-one thought it was possible they could play brilliant football without (Santi) Cazorla, now they have some injuries and still look strong with (Aaron) Ramsey and (Jack) Wilshere, (Tomas) Rosicky is back in shape and (Olivier) Giroud, he is one of the best (strikers).

"As a supporter this is one of the most beautiful types of football to watch, I like it.

"Who is strong enough to be champions in the Premier League is of course strong enough to go to the final of the Champions League. Now they are back in the race (for titles) and we want to stop them."

Klopp had been linked with the summer vacancies at both Manchester City and Chelsea.

The German coach, though, remains focused on the job in hand. He said: "I am 46 and I want to work for a few more years, maybe in the future if somebody asks me to come to England, we will see.

"But for this moment there is no chance to think about it."