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Mesut Ozil can prove the catalyst to Arsenal finally getting their hands back on the Premier League title, according to former Gunners midfielder Robert Pires. Arsenal take on rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime - in a match you can see live on Sky Sports 1 HD - having enjoyed an impressive start to the season.Arsene Wengers side sit fourth in the table, just two points behind leaders Liverpool, with Ozils preformances crucial to their good form domestically and in Europe. In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports Geoff Shreeves, Pires said: I always believe in Arsenal and the squad. At this point, Mesut Ozil can make the difference and I hope he can make Arsenal win the title this season because he has very good quality. Now he needs to put in his head that he can score.The Germany international has scored seven times and contributed a further four assists in 14 games in all competitions this campaign, but it has been his goalscoring exploits that has pleased Pires the most. If I compare Ozil and Bergkamp, theyre very similar because they can, how do you say in English… smell the same football. Robert Pires Normally he wants to pass or assist, which is very good and I love it when you have a player like him on the pitch, Pires added. But sometimes you need an ego, not too much, but a little bit of an ego. But I do not want to put too much pressure on Mesut though!Pires, who spent six seasons with the Gunners, likened the 28-year-olds influence to that of his former Arsenal team-mate, Dutch maestro Dennis Bergkamp. Ozils goalscoring form for Arsenal so far this season has caught Pires eye I do not like to compare the players, the team or the manager, he said. But for example in my time, it was an honour to train every morning with Bergkamp or Thierry Henry.But as I am still training with the team, I can judge some players. Because if I can compare Ozil and Bergkamp, they are very similar in everything because they can smell the same football.They play for the team and not anyone else, they have very good control. Bergkamp and Ozil can play very long balls and they have very good vision. Ozil and Bergkamp are very close.However, it is not just Ozil, but players of the quality of Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla and Laurent Koscielny who give Pires the belief his old team can win their first title since he was part of the 2003-04 Invincibles side. Robert Pires (right) has likened current Arsenal playmaker Ozil Bergkamp (centre) He added: I think when you see the name of the players at Arsenal, you can say: This team can win the title at the end of the season.Because you have Ozil, Sanchez, Cazorla and Koscielny. I think all the players have won some titles with their country or the national team, so this is very good for Wenger and the club because they can put this experience on the team.Maybe we need more character, like from my time with Patrick Vieira or Tony Adams, but the team is very good.It is very difficult as normally this is natural, like Adams, Ray Parlour, Lee Dixon, Vieira or Thierry Henry. But when I see the guys - maybe [Francis] Coquelin - they have a very good character and spirit like English players. But maybe we need more players like Coquelin. Six months half price Upgrade to Sky Sports to watch Man Utd v Arsenal on Saturday and get the first six months half price But in a team you need a mix of players with ability, technique, physical and sometimes you can fight with the other players. Robert Pires believes Arsenal have the quality of players to go on and win this seasons Premier League Pires, though, feels Saturdays encounter at the Old Trafford will reveal a lot about the Gunners championship credentials this season, with an Arsenal win proving they are ready to end their 13-year wait for the title.Of course it is still a special game, a big game, said Pires, who won two Premier Leagues during his time at Highbury. We know the reality of Man United v Arsenal, normally they both fight for the title, so I think - and hope - it will be a great game. Robert Pires (left) won the title with Arsenal in 2002 and 2004 I think it is a good test for Arsenal, normally at Old Trafford you can see your teams performance, so of course it is a special game for everybody. If you win at Old Trafford, then you can say: Arsenal are ready and compact, because the team is very good.I do not know what is happening with the game for United, but it will be a very good test for Arsene Wenger and the players.Pires, meanwhile, describes Arsenals opponents this weekend as being in a complicated situation at present, who languish outside the top five in the Premier League and eight points off top spot.This period is actually a little bit complicated for Manchester United, especially for Jose Mourinho, he said. But you know Mourinho, he is still the Special One because he is one of the best managers in Europe and maybe in the world, because he won in Portugal, Italy, the UK and Spain with Madrid. Pires has backed compatriot Paul Pogba to be a success at Manchester United However, the Frenchman has called for patience, not just with the United manager, but also his compatriot Paul Pogba, who has struggled since joining the club from Juventus for £93.25m last summer.Sometimes you need, even for Mourinho, time because it is normal, he wants to build something with Man Utd, said Pires. So maybe in January he wants to change some players and sign some players who want to play for Man Utd.But it is not serious for Man Utd, it is, an accident? This is a transition for Man Utd and Jose Mourinho. Even for the players like Paul Pogba, who is a very good player. Geoff Shreeves (right) met Arsenal legend Robert Pires He is doing very well with the national team, he did very well with Juventus, so now he changes everything. Of course he knows the Premier League and Man Utd, but it is not the same, it is not Serie A.Pogbas critics should wait a while before passing definitive judgement on the worlds most expensive player, according to Pires, especially given the time it takes to adjust from life in Serie A to that of the Premier League.It is too early to judge him because he is very young and for him it is very difficult because he has a lot of pressure on his shoulders, he said. Even for Zlatan Ibrahimovic it is a problem. It is not the same, it is very difficult, very physical, every game is very tight.But Pires, who knows a thing or two about how to make it as a Frenchman in the English top flight after helping guide Arsenal to two league titles on his way to being voted the Football Writers Player of the year in 2002, has no doubt Pogba will be a success at United. Man Utd vs Arsenal November 19, 2016, 11:30am Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass For Paul we need to be patient with him and then maybe after five or six months, the people can judge Paul Pogba, but believe me he is a very good player, he said.Watch the Robert Pires interview in full ahead of Manchester United v Arsenal on Sky Sports 1 HD on Saturday at 11.30am, as well as getting it on demand.Upgrade to Sky Sports now to watch Man Utd v Arsenal this Saturday and get the first six months half price! Also See: Nevs Man Utd-Arsenal preview Arsenals travel trouble Tylers Man Utd-Arsenal Special The importance of Carrick Jaydon Mickens Jersey . -- For one night, Nick Calathes provided a big reason to believe the Memphis Grizzlies might be able to withstand the loss of Mike Conley on a short-term basis. Tre Herndon Jersey . They are back to a game above .500 on the year and back to .500 on the road. 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Thompson ended up cannonballing into Poppies Pond late Sunday afternoon in the traditional victory leap, while Wie was left to wonder about her strategy. "I play this course very aggressively," the 19-year-old Thompson said. "I didnt want to change the way I played the last few days because my driver wont get me in any trouble on a lot of the holes. So, laying back wouldnt really make sense. "The greens were a little firmer, so even with a wedge in your hand you had to play for quite a bit of bounce out. I figured the closer I could get, even if I was in the rough, I could get it pretty close to the hole." Thompson birdied four of the first nine holes to open a five-stroke lead and parred the final nine for a 4-under 68 for a three-stroke victory over Wie. "This is what Ive worked so hard for," Thompson said. "This was one of my goals coming into the year, to win a major. Ive always seen myself winning a Kraft Nabisco. Its such a huge honour with all the history behind the tournament." Wie birdied the final hole for a 71. She used her driver only four times, choosing to hit fairway woods on the other 10 driving holes -- leaving her as much as 60 yards behind Thompson. When both hit 3-woods, Thompson also had the advantage. "I stuck with my game plan and I think it was the right play," Wie said. "Who knows? In hindsight you would do something here or do something there, make a putt there. Thats the way golf is. I just couldnt get anything going today." Thompson finished at 14-under 274 at Mission Hills for her fourth LPGA Tour victory. She opened with a 73, shot a tournament-best 64 on Friday and had a 69 on Saturday to tie for the lead with Wie at 10 under. The 6-foot Florida player had only one bogey -- when she missed a 3-footer on the par-5 18th Saturday -- in her last 55 holes. "When I had a bad hole, Id just fight right back," Thompson said. "Or if I hit a bad shot, just know that I can get it up-and-down or get it on the green." Five years after she first played the event as a 14-year-old amateur, Thompson became the second-youngest major winnner at 19 years, 1 month, 27 days.dddddddddddd Morgan Pressel set the mark in 2007 at Mission Hills at 18 years, 10 months, 9 days. "It has been an honour to play at this tournament so many years," Thompson said. "Only being 19 and to win it is the biggest honour ever." Thompson has three victories in her last 12 starts, winning in Malaysia and Mexico late last season. She also won the 2011 Navistar LPGA at 16 to become the youngest winner in tour history, a mark broken by Lydia Ko in the 2012 Canadian Womens Open. "Im really looking forward to the future," Thompson said. The 24-year-old Wie won the last of her two tour titles in 2010. "Im just proud of myself for how the week went," Wie said. Sixteen-year-old amateur Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., shot a 74 and finished in a tie for 26th. Thompson hammered a drive 40 yards past Wies 3-wood on the par-4 opening hole and took the lead with a 15-foot birdie putt. Wie pulled even with a birdie on the par-5 second, then bogeyed the par-4 third -- missing from 6 feet after leaving a chip short. Thompson birdied Nos. 4 and 5. She hit a 3-wood 30 yards past Wies 3-wood and made a 12-foot putt on the par-4 fourth, and holed a 5-footer on the par-3 fifth. Thompson picked up another stroke on the par-3 eighth when Wie missed a 2-foot par putt, and pushed her lead to five with an 8-foot birdie putt on the par-5 ninth. Wie birdied the first two holes where she used her driver, hitting it past Thompson on Nos. 2 and 11 -- both par 5s. Wie also hit driver on the par-4 13th, setting up a wedge that she hit to 4 feet. But she left the birdie putt short to remain four strokes back. "I think it got to a point where I just tried too hard," Wie said. Wie cut it to three on No. 14, holing a 12-footer, but dropped a stroke on the 17th. "Lexi played amazing," Wie said. "She played probably the best Ive ever seen her play. She hit the ball so well. ... It was just hard to catch up to her all day." Stacy Lewis, the 2011 winner, had a 67 to finish third at 7 under. DIVOTS: Minjee Lee, the 17-year-old Australian who tops the amateur ranking and is 110th overall, was the low amateur. She shot a 72 to tie for 24th at even par. Lee won the Australian professional tours Victorian Open in February. ... Inbee Park, the 2013 champion, had a 75 to tie for 38th at 4 over. 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