Henrikh Mkhitaryan raves about Arsenal star: He’s the best in the world

The Arsenal signing heaps praise on German playmaker Mesut Ozil

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil Photo: Puma

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has described Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil as the “best number 10 in the world”.

The Armenia international completed a move to the north London side from Manchester United in a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez make the switch to Old Trafford in January.

Mkhitaryan impressed on his home debut alongside Ozil as the 28-year-old made three assists in a resounding 5-1 win against Everton in the Premier League earlier this month.

However, the attacking duo were unable to help Arsenal avoid a 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby at Wembley last weekend.

Ozil has regularly been one of the top assist makers in the Premier League over the past five seasons since his move to Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013.

Mkhitaryan described Ozil as the best player in the world in his specialised position as the Arsenal signing heaped praise on his new team-mate.

“Everyone knows that Mesut is one of the best players in the world,” Mkhitaryan told Arsenal Player.

“It’s only happiness and joy to play next to him because he understands very well the football game, he has great vision, he has amazing technique and he’s the best in his position.”

Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season to miss out on a spot in the Champions League for the first time under Arsene Wenger.

The Gunners haven’t won the Premier League title since 2003-04 when Wenger had players such as Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira at their peak.

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