The Blues, who defeated Huddersfield Town 3-0 at the John Smith's Stadium in their league opener last Saturday, also have a new man in charge, former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri.
However, Kanu believes Emery should focus on Ozil's attacking qualities as any attempt to try and persuade him to alter his game will be unsuccessful.
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He told The Sun: 'Every player is different. "I want to look at every player together, how to get Aubameyang and Lacazette scoring more goals, whether as one or together". "There are defensive moments and attacking moments".
"[Ozil] is playing all his career like a No. 10 player [or] like a right winger going inside to receive the ball".
Emery could also opt to bench both Xhaka and Guendouzi and play Torreira together with Aaron Ramsey if he chooses to use a 4-2-3-1 formation instead of the 4-3-3 he deployed against City. "I am sure Eden will be with us this season", he is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News.
"I want to give them the chances in each match and maybe we need a lot of matches for the chances for every player but we started with the pre-season and every player is playing for chances and minutes and with all the competitions". There are defensive moments and attacking moments.
Granit Xhaka was poor in the first 45, so much so that Emery chose to give him the hook in favour of Lucas Torreira. "Don't change Mesut Ozil in his positioning".
The striker doesn't give the impression that he particularly enjoys leading the line on his own as he is keen to make runs in behind, get into goalscoring positions, but he doesn't want to have to drop deep to join the play.