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Arsenal Legend: Ozil Is One Of The Best Players I’ve Ever Seen
Arsenal legend Robert Pires has jumped to the defence of Mesut Ozil and says he’s one of the best players he has ever seen.
Ozil has unfairly been criticised by some corners of the British media since his arrival from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013, while there have even been some Arsenal fans who’ve questioned what he brings to the team.
However, the German international has been in excellent form since returning from injury and capped off another fine display with a superb goal during our win over Liverpool last weekend.
Pires has now done an interview with Arsenal.com and says he felt Ozil was the Man of the Match against the Merseysiders and claims he’s one of the very players players he’s ever seen.
“For me, the man of the match was Mesut Ozil, and I am so glad that he proved his critics wrong.
“Too many people have criticised him this season and overall since he arrived at Arsenal. I train with him regularly and I can tell you that he is one of the best players I have seen.
“He loves this club and cares a lot about it. He wants to win trophies here and wants to make the fans happy, like he did against Liverpool. First, there was his wonderful pass for Aaron on the first goal. Then he scored that wonderful free-kick for the second goal.
“Again, I am not sure Mignolet can do much better because the strike is so clinical and goes out before coming back in. But Mesut also worked hard for the team, he defended, he was precious on the ball and he was simply instrumental.
“You can see that his understanding with Aaron, Santi, Alexis or Olivier is perfect. I love seeing Mesut, Aaron and Olivier exchanging those short passes.
“Liverpool could not cope with our pass and move in this game. We overrun them in midfield, pressurised them at the back and contained them up front. This is a very important win for the rest of the season but also for next season.”
Well said, Bobby! I don’t think some people will ever appreciate what Ozil offers to the team until he’s gone. It was clear for all to see how much we struggled without him while he was injured for three months.
Let’s hope Mesut stays at Arsenal for years to come as we’re finally building a side capable of winning top honours and he’s a vital part of that.