Ian Wright names who he would rather play with: Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez

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Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have been in sparkling form for Arsenal this season.

The world-class duo have 15 goals and eight assists between them in the Premier League and Champions League combined thus far, having developed a wonderful understanding under Arsene Wenger.

Indeed, when asked to name the teammate he works best with at the Emirates Stadium recently, Sanchez chose the German playmaker without hesitation.

"I get on the best with Ozil," he said, per the Evening Standard. "I enjoy playing with everyone but I get on even better with him.

"We don't need to say anything to each other, it just takes a glance.

"Having a player like Ozil in midfield and doing one-twos with him is fantastic because he is a quality player going forward. He helps me and also makes me improve."

While two different players entirely, Ozil and Sanchez share many traits, including creativity, movement, energy and an eye for goal.

But if you could pick just one of them, who would you rather play alongside?

That was the question put to Ian Wright by Rio Ferdinand who, presenting on FIVE Magazine's YouTube channel (see below at 5:20), asked the former striker to chose between the two.

"You can't do that to me Rio! You can't do that! It's like saying [Dennis] Bergkamp or..." Wright replied.

Before he could finish his sentence, Ferdinand stepped in: "If Ian Wright had the No.8 shirt on today, who does he want with him?"

And then it clicked. Wright knew exactly who he would rather alongside him: "Ozil man. Because he's going to give me the ball. Ozil.

"You know what's going to happen when I get it. Ozil is the one!"

Of course Wright would pick Ozil. The Germany international is widely regarded as the world's best No.10 and capable of playing defence-splitting passes like no other.

Arsenal will need him to be at his very best on Saturday afternoon when they face Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Victory for the Gunners would see them go top of the Premier League on 27 points, with current league-leaders Liverpool playing Southampton at 3pm.

Beating United - and Jose Mourinho - away from home would be a huge statement of intent from Wenger's men where their title credentials are concerned.

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