Ozil is matching the quality of club icon Dennis Bergkamp, says Pires.
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Robert Pires has heaped praise on Mesut Ozil as he believes the German is the new Dennis Bergkamp at Arsenal.
The Gunners legend labelled Ozil as the club's "new maestro" following the midfielder's recent form that has seen him score seven goals in all competitions since the start of the 2016/2017 campaign.
"Something has clicked," told Arsenal Player. "What's happened in the head is like a click because he's scored a lot of goals.
"This is a difference between the last season with Mesut Ozil and now because he's thinking just for himself and sometimes when you are in front of the target it is very important to score a goal.
"Mesut Ozil has very good qualities, he can normally score a minimum of 12 goals during the Premier League so in my time the maestro was Dennis Bergkamp, and now it is Mesut Ozil.
"I love them both because they play very good football but they play for the team. Not for himself, they play for the team.
"This point is very important for the future and of course for Arsenal."