The German has become a key player in the Gunners’ midfield since joining from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013.
Walcott has been vocal regarding his urge to play up front for club and country, with the former Southampton man so far repaying his manager’s trust, having netted two goals in his last three league appearances.
“When you’ve got that in your dressing room you can build on it. The first thing he does when he has the ball, in fact when he hasn’t even got the ball, is that he looks. We just want to prove ourselves and get the three points”, Ozil told Arsenal Player.
“Mesut’s involvement in the Stoke goal sums it up and also shows what he can do for this team”.
With the North Londoners carving out more than double the amount of chances that United have created so far though, the visitors’ defence will be faced with keeping out the Premier League’s most creative outfit, come Sunday afternoon.
He also took time out to talk about his memory of past games between the two sides, always a feisty fixture for much of the previous decade or more when it saw Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger squaring off, once leading to a famous brawl in the tunnel.
With Walcott now occupying a central striking role at Arsenal-another factor in his improving goal return-the 26-year-old is now on the receiving end of more chances than ever and taking them to boot.
The German laid on a glorious 40-yard-pass to set Walcott free for the opening goal in that game, and the forward has said that he knows what the playmaker is going to do now, so hopefully they can get that relationship going as the season progresses.
‘He can do it anywhere on the pitch, he’s a threat from anywhere, ‘ Walcott said.
Arsenal have had a poor record in the league against Manchester United in the last few years, but Ozil feels it is the ideal game for them to shut up their doubters.