Jamie Carragher excited by Mesut Ozil-Santi Cazorla partnership

Mesut Ozil of Real Madrid attacks during the pre season friendly match between Bournemouth and Real Madrid at Goldsands Stadium on July 21, 2013
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Jamie Carragher says that Mesut Ozil linking up with Santi Cazorla at Arsenal will be "a joy to watch" this season.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has expressed his excitement at the prospect of Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla linking up together for Arsenal this weekend.

The German looks likely to make his Gunners debut on Saturday after moving to the Emirates Stadium for £42.5m from Real Madrid on transfer deadline day.

Cazorla received many plaudits for his debut season in the Premier League last term, and Carragher feels that the duo can be a force to be reckoned with for Arsenal.

"There has been a lot of talk over the summer that [the Premier League] hasn't attracted the top players. He is a top player," Carragher told Sky Sports News. "To get him is a big coupe for Arsenal."

"Whether they needed that type of player in that position more than others, would question. I think it will be interesting to see how he links up with Cazorla. It looks like Cazorla will play in a wider position.

"I liked [Cazorla] last season in that position behind the striker but you would imagine Ozil will play that position. So with them linking up I think it will be a joy to watch Arsenal. But will that take them to where they need to be in terms of challenging for the title? I still don't see that."

Arsenal travel to Sunderland on Saturday.

Mesut Ozil of Real Madrid looks on during the pre-season match between Lyon and Real Madrid on July 24, 2013
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