Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has lavished praise on record signing Mesut Ozil following the German international's impressive form since moving to the Emirates Stadium.

With five goals and nine assists since his summer move from Real Madrid, Ozil has adapted well to English football and is currently spearheading the Gunners' Premier League title challenge.

And Ozil's form hasn't gone unnoticed by Henry, who believes the playmaker is doing his hefty valuation justice at Arsenal.

"The player that he has signed for £40million is just like a great player," Henry told Sky Sports.

"When you look at him playing when he has the ball it seems like he has all the time in the world - and I can tell you for a fact it's not that easy.

"He paid the price to have a player like Ozil, but I think that right now it's showing that it's worth it and hopefully in the end it will show more."

As the club's highest goalscorer and with a statue having been erected outside the Emirates, Henry is regarded as among Arsenal's finest ever players.

Despite continuing to star for New York Red Bulls in the MLS, Henry has regularly been linked with returning to manage Arsenal in the future.

"I would love to be around the game and - I've said it so many times - hopefully around Arsenal," Henry added.

"What am I going to do? I don't know if it's going to be coaching. I really don't know yet. I'm trying to finish my career, which is something I have to concentrate on.

"This is my last year actually, the one coming, on paper. I'm not saying I'm retiring, I'm saying that's my last year on paper to make it clear.

"I don't know [if I'll ever be Arsenal manager]. I'm sure if you asked any Arsenal fan they would love to be the Arsenal manager, but I actually don't know.

"You need to do some stuff before that. You can't pretend that you can come and be a manager. It's really difficult.

"The dream for me would be to be back at Arsenal. The rest we will see, but the dream would be to be back at Arsenal, obviously."