Mesut Ozil splits the fanbase like no other.

Whatever side of the opinion you fall on, it is clear that Ozil now has an embarrassment of riches open to him when he takes to the field.

Far from being starved in the days of a solitary Giroud, now he has Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe to hone in on with his laser vision.

It also means that this season is instrumental regarding his future at the club.

This summer saw his agent repeatedly deny that his client is looking elsewhere and is more than happy to see out his bumper contract with Arsenal.

The arrival of Dani Ceballos changes this a little.

Now, Ozil may well be spending more time on the bench than even he is accustomed to. Bouts of sickness and injury may well have seen Ozil left out of the eleven with alarming regularity last season, but this season, even if fully fit, the German might have to get used to riding the bench.

Ceballos has seemingly taken to the Premier League rapidly well since his season-long loan move began, and the Spaniard is equally at home in the playmaker position or as a box-to-box man who can mix it up at both ends of the pitch.

Mesut Ozil has had to deal with some scary moments regarding his security recently, and with increased competition for his role, he may well see this season as a swansong before pastures new where he will once again be the undisputed choice for the number ten spot.

Then again, Ceballos is here for one season only. This rude awakening in the form of the Spanish midfielder taking more starts could be the kick up the backside that sparks a return to the glorious Ozil we have seen in previous seasons.

Last year was not exactly one for the Ozil showreel, and a combination of factors may mean we have the Ozil we want, rather than the Ozil that we have to continually argue about.

The ball is in your court Mesut – show us that the Number Ten jersey is in the right hands.