Ozil will be back in Premier League action today against Stoke City.
"Yes, he is a similar type," Wenger said.
"Dennis was maybe more prolific. Dennis was first a striker but he created as well. But Dennis's evolution through his career was an adaptation to his physical qualities. When he couldn't score any more he became a great provider.
"I think Özil, at the start, has more a midfielder's mentality and Dennis, at the start, had more a striker's mentality. But he [Özil] can score, yes."