Liverpool legend: Why Arsenal star will be key at Euro 2016

Dietmar Hamann is backing Mesut Ozil to shine for Germany this summer...

Dietmar Hamann is backing Mesut Ozil to be one of the stars of Euro 2016 this summer.

The Arsenal playmaker was one of the Premier League’s standout performers last season as he notched up 19 assists in the Premier League for his team-mates as Arsene Wenger’s men finished second in the table.

Ozil’s fine form was unable to propel Arsenal to the title, however, as Leicester City were crowned worthy champions.

The World Cup winner will still be hopeful of finishing the season on a high by lifting the Euro 2016 trophy with Germany in France this summer.

And former Liverpool and Germany star Hamann believes that the stage is set for Ozil to shine this summer.

Hamann is quoted as saying by the Daily Star: “Ozil has been growing at Arsenal but the problem with him was always consistency.

“You wouldn’t say he only did it in flashes because it might have been six weeks where he was doing well, but this season he’s been doing it for three, four or five months in a row.

“He’s maybe a bit underrated for the German side, even though he has always had a big role to play.

“I think perhaps he’s also a bit undervalued in Germany, but he will be one of the key players at Euro 2016 because he can make things happen that nobody else can.”

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Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in a big-money deal back in the summer of 2013 and has since established himself as a regular fixture in the starting line-up at The Emirates.

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