Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has joined the ranks of pundits and players to heap praise on the form shown by Mesut Ozil this season.
The World Cup winner set up a 13th Premier League goal for his teammates when he handed Aaron Ramsey an open goal to roll the ball into the net away to Aston Villa.
Ramsey scored the second of the game to send the Gunners to the top of the league, ahead of Leicester City’s fixture against Chelsea on Monday night.
And the sheer number of chances that Ozil is fashioning for his teammates is a key reason why Wenger’s side are challenging for the title at this stage of the season.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Oxlade-Chamberlain said: “This year he has been a real focal part of the side and I think that has helped his confidence.
"We know that if we can give Mesut the ball, we can trust that he will make things happen time after time.
“He has always been an unbelievable player and a player I have admired for a number of years before he came here and even when he has been at Arsenal he has always shown the quality.
“I just think his quality is coming out a bit more. Obviously he has a couple of good players around him to help him but that has really helped him to come out and show how good he is, week in and week out.
“Mesut has always been a quality player at Arsenal and this year he has been amazing so let's hope he can keep it up.”
The 27-year-old arrived at the Emirates in 2013 and has lifted the FA Cup in both of his seasons in England, but he is still trying to help Arsenal to reclaim the Premier League crown for the first time since 2004.
The north London outfit now have just over a week to rest up before their crucial game at home to Manchester City – even at this stage of the season, the result could have a big bearing on who lifts the title.
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