Nine years after his first game in England, the Frenchman told Sport.co.uk that his introduction to the league was a rude awakening.
Arsene Wenger said to me, ‘I’m going to put you on the bench and you’ll be able to see how they play football in England.’
I can tell you that after 20-25 minutes I wanted to return to France because I could tell how difficult it was going to be here. That’s how it all started for me.
So Özil, as outstanding as he is, will likely face a tough test in his first Premier League game. Let's look at what he might experience.