Mesut Ozil heaps praise on Serge Gnabry after Olympics showing

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Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been quick to heap praise on his club teammate and fellow countryman Serge Gnabry, who has scored three goals in two games at the Rio Olympics.

Germany, who have picked up two points from their opening two games, were held to both Mexico and South Korea, putting them third in their group, two points behind the aforementioned nations.

Despite not having the best of starts, one player in particular has been a shining light for the Germans and that is Arsenal winger Gnabry.


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The 21-year-old has managed to net three goals in the first two games, scoring a brace against South Korea during the action-packed 3-3 draw.

Gnabry has been part of the setup at Arsenal since 2011, but made his first team debut in 2012, before being sent out on loan to West Bromwich Albion for the 2015/2016 season.

However, the loan spell at the Hawthorns didn't work out and after making just one substitute appearance, he was recalled in January by Arsene Wenger.

The Gunners are heavily packed with wingers in the first team. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott, Joel Campbell, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Alex Iwobi are all competing for a spot in the first team, meaning Gnabry is way down the pecking order.

Despite barely featuring at club level throughout the season, the winger was included for the Olympics squad and he hasn't looked back since, netting three goals already.

His performances haven't gone unnoticed and one man to pick up on his impressive start is Ozil.

The playmaker took to Twitter to congratulate his teammate for his early showings in Rio.

He said: '2 matches and 3 goals at the Olympics! I'm so happy for you....Now you're showing the world again what a talented football player you are! Greetings to Brazil and good luck to you and the rest of the German team for #Rio2016. #MyBro #GreatGuy #GreatCharacter.

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