Arsenal mercurial midfielder Mesut Ozil is expected to wear revolutionary Adidas laceless boots against Chelsea when both sides file out for the Barclays Premier League week 23 fixture at the Emirates on Sunday.
The new boot has a “larger surface area to generate more power and accuracy,” according to Adidas. Basically, players who previously blamed their laces for a poor touch or errant shot can no longer hold their footwear accountable (there’s always one).
The German international missed the Gunners’ scoreless draw with Stoke City with a slight foot injury, but manager Arsene Wenger confirmed after the game that he should recover to play against the Premier League champions this weekend.
And should he play, he will be wearing the ground-breaking laceless Adidas boot known as the ACE+PureControl for the first time against Chelsea on Sunday, and the Arsenal playmaker has described the prospect of wearing the boots “a dream come true”.
“My whole career I have tried to minimise the impact of laces on my strike and ball control.
“I revealed to Adidas in 2014 that in the changing room I knot the laces over and over again and then tuck in the ends, that way they do not interfere with my touch.
“When they came to me last year with the laceless boots, it was like they have created my dream product. I cannot wait to wear them on the pitch.” Ozil who has made a phenomenal 16 assists in the Premier League this season, said.