Diego Simeone raves about ‘incredible’ Arsenal star
The Atletico Madrid boss has been impressed with Mesut Ozil's performances for Arsenal
Diego Simeone has singled out Arsenal star Mesut Ozil for special praise.
The German star is looking to win the Europa League for the first time following an otherwise frustrating season at the north London outfit.
Ozil put pen to paper on a new long-term deal with the Gunners back in February to secure his future at the record FA Cup winners.
The 29-year-old has five goals and has made 12 assists in 33 appearances in all competitions this season.
Ozil has firmly established himself as one of the top attacking talents in the Premier League, although his lack of consistency has attracted criticism.
The World Cup winner has got his hands on the FA Cup three times in four seasons since his move to Arsenal from Real Madrid in a £42.5m deal in the 2013 summer transfer window.
Speaking at his pre-match media conference ahead of Atletico’s clash against Arsenal in the Europa League semi-final at The Emirates on Thursday night, Simeone said of Ozil:
“Ozil has incredible vision.
“He manages the speed of transitions at Arsenal – if he wants his team to play quickly he will.”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to stand down at the end of the current campaign.
The Gunners are in sixth place in the Premier League table and a long way behind Tottenham Hotspur in fourth place.