I will never question Mesut's credentials as a creative player. He also created chances by the bushel for Real Madrid. However, he is the most insipid and inept defender/marker I have seen for a player of his overall caliber. Don't know about last season, but at RM, he was drummed out because they finally got fed up with his incessant late-night drinking and nightclubbing, despite being their BEST creative player.
I can`t argue with that.... I didn`t know he had such an unprof behaviour at RM. POssibly that`s why he couldn`t play the whole 90mins
Hopefully, Wenger & Co. have that straightened out. As he matures, and begins to take care of his body, his play may improve in exponential fashion because you're absolutely right that he can be a consistently devastating creator who makes all the other attackers that much better simply by playing in the same side with him.
The other big concern at RM was that he is not a top-notch finisher and there was some feeling that they felt they needed more goals from their best creative player. Hence, Isco. If Arsenal get a striker like Benz, or another finisher, they certainly won't need goals from Mesut. I think that Arsenal may turn out to be just the right situation for him if he settles down - Wenger is very very good in his handling of players.