Robert Pires: Mesut Ozil is one of the best players I've ever seen

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Arsenal invincible Robert Pires says that Mesut Ozil has proved critics wrong, who earlier in the season labeled him a flop, speaking to Arsenal Magazine.

The German World Cup winner has been hailed for his recent performances which have helped Arsenal extend their winning run to eight games- a record last achieved by Pires and the rest of the 2004 invincible team.


Speaking in the latest edition of the Arsenal magazine after their 4-1 thrashing over Liverpool earlier in the month, Pires praised the midfielder for his efforts and passion for the club: “For me, the man of the match was Mesut Ozil- I am glad he proved his critics wrong.

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“Too many people have criticised him this season and overall since he arrived at Arsenal. I train with him regularly and I can tell you that he is one of the best players I have seen.

“He loves this club and cares a lot about it. He wants to win trophies here and make the fans happy”.

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Pires expressed his admiration for the way the Arsenal attack have played so fluently this season, with Ozil playing a key role. He said: “You can see that his understanding with Ramsey, Santi Carzola, Sanchez or Giroud is perfect. I love seeing Mesut, Ramsey and Giroud exchanging those short passes.”

Statistically, Ozil has been in brilliant form since returning from a knee injury- which saw him side-lined for three months. The £42.5m playmaker has been directly involved in eight goals within 15 appearances for Arsenal.

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