‘Mesut is a great player’: Alex Iwobi praises Arsenal team-mate Mesut Ozil 

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‘Mesut is a great player and he also works hard off the ball’: Alex Iwobi praises Arsenal team-mate Mesut Ozil

  • Alex Iwobi has described his Arsenal team-mate Mesut Ozil as ‘a great player’
  • Ozil has managed to work his way back into the Arsenal starting lineup 
  • Iwobi also insisted that Ozil works hard when he isn’t in possession 

Alex Iwobi has praised his Arsenal team-mate Mesut Ozil, saying the midfielder works hard off the ball.

Ozil’s commitment has frequently been questioned but Iwobi insisted that the 30-year-old is a major asset to Arsenal.

With Arsenal aiming to win the Europa League and secure a top four finish in the Premier League, Ozil could have a crucial part to play in the remainder of the campaign. 

Alex Iwobi has praised Mesut Ozil, describing his Arsenal team-mate as 'a great player'

Alex Iwobi has praised Mesut Ozil, describing his Arsenal team-mate as ‘a great player’

As reported by The Sun, Iwobi said: ‘Fans sometimes don’t appreciate what he gives to the team.

‘I don’t know the stats but with Mesut in the team you are always going to get at least three chances a game from him.

‘He always provides an excellent pass or something, a good move or play that leads to a goal, or almost leads to a goal.’

‘Mesut is a great player and he also works hard off the ball.’ 

Ozil has worked his way back into the side after previously being left out by Unai Emery

Ozil has worked his way back into the side after previously being left out by Unai Emery

Ozil found it difficult to command regular playing time earlier in the campaign as he struggled to adapt to the demands of head coach Unai Emery.

MESUT OZIL’S SEASON SO FAR 

Premier League: 20 appearances, four goals, two assists

Europa League: Seven appearances, one goal, one assist

FA Cup: One appearance

Total: 28 appearances, five goals, three assists 

However, in recent weeks Ozil has featured prominently for the Gunners and at times has produced some encouraging performances.

Arsenal are back in action on Monday night when they travel to face Watford, although Emery may elect to rest some of his key stars, with the second leg of the Europa League quarter-final tie against Napoli to come next week.

Emery’s side won 2-0 in the first leg against the Italian side courtesy of an Aaron Ramsey strike and an own goal from Kalidou Koulibaly.

Arsenal are currently in sixth place in the Premier League, although they have a game in hand on most of the sides above them. 

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