Mesut Ozil is one of the best in the world claims Cafu

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Brazil legend Cafu believes Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil is one of the best players in the world. 

Cafu, who is currently in England to play in the Arsenal Legends vs Milan Glorie charity game later today, has praised the German star's attitude as well as his ability on the field of play. 

Ozil, 27, enjoyed a wonderful campaign for Arsene Wenger's side during the 2015/16 season but failed to lead them to the Premier League title. 


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The midfielder racked up an impressive 19 league assists last term - six more than closest challenger Christian Eriksen. 

That's why, then, it's not exactly surprising that Cafu believes Ozil is up there with the very best. 

One of the best 

Cafu stated: "Ozil is fantastic! One of the best in the world. Not only a great player but a great human being."

Xhaka will learn from Ozil and co. 

Ozil has also been praised by Arsenal's summer signing Granit Xhaka, who expects to learn from him, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez this season. 

As per the Daily Mail, Xhaka stated: "I have to admit that in the first few days there was an undeniable nervousness,' Xhaka told Appenzeller Zeitung. 'You can see the players are world class just by the way they pass the ball.

"Ozil, Sanchez and Cazorla for example, are huge personalities. Even though the club has spent more money on me, there's still a great deal I can learn from them, in every respect.

"Things like their work ethic and ambition are impressive. You can't afford to rest on your laurels at all or you'll instantly be on the bench."

After racking up four points from their opening three fixtures, it's fair to say that Arsene Wenger's side will be hoping to pick up some momentum after the international break. 

The Gunners will take on Southampton in their next Premier League fixture next weekend, while they're set for a tough Champions League opener in France against Paris Saint-Germain just a few days later.

Do you expect Ozil to have his best season yet at Arsenal? Have your say below! 

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