Arsene Wenger: This Arsenal star has become absolutely unbelievable
Arsene Wenger gushes with praise for Mesut Ozil as Arsenal prepare for their clash with Manchester City
Arsene Wenger has praised Mesut Ozil for the recent progress he has shown at Arsenal in recent months.
The Germany playmaker has been one of the Premier League’s standout performers this term and notched up his 13th assist of the new season when he set up Aaron Ramsey for Arsenal’s second goal in the 2-0 win at Aston Villa on Sunday.
He has become an absolutely unbelievable player
Ozil was afforded some rare time off this week as he jetted off to warmer climes before turning his attentions back to the Premier League and Arsenal’s crunch clash with Manchester City on Monday night.
Wenger was asked about Ozil’s recent form in his pre-match news conference on Thursday morning, and the Frenchman expressed his delight at the player’s recent development at Emirates Stadium.
Wenger said: “Ozil is the main provider in our team and in the league. He has 13 assists in the league.
“Players who can make you score are very difficult to find and have something special, on the vision front and with technical quality – and that’s what Mesut is about.
“People forget many times that in his way, he’s an exceptional fighter because he runs much more, covers the distances during the game and runs into the box now – watch how many times he is in the box compared to what he did before.
“I think he has become an absolutely unbelievable player.”
Arsenal, who have not won the title since 2004, head into Monday night’s clash with City in second place in the Premier League table and two points behind surprise leaders Leicester.