To bring out the best in a player of Özil's quality, a manager must build a team around him. Wenger strived to do this last season with 24 of his 25 league starts coming in the number 10 role. It's understandable why the Frenchman would do this, with the attacker widely regarded as one of the most creative players in world football.
The world cup qualifiers are over and England have secured their passage to Brazil in the summer of 2014. While the majority of our nation doesn't really have much expectation of England's chances of glory in the world's most prestigious football cup competition, the future could be very different for our 47-year underachievers with the new crop of players waiting to step in.