Arsenal Invincible Robert Pires is the latest in a long line to heap praise on Mesut Özil, claiming that the German playmaker is one of the best players he has ever trained with, as reported on Arsenal’s official website.
Our record signing has come in for a lot of criticism since making the switch from Real Madrid, and for the most part it has been undeserved. He is finally starting to get some recognition however, and Pires was extremely positive after Özil’s performance against Liverpool during our 4-1 win.
“Too many people have criticised [Özil] 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,” Pires said.
“He loves this club and cares a lot about it. He wants to win trophies here and wants to make the fans happy, like he did against Liverpool. First, there was his wonderful pass for Aaron on the first goal. Then he scored that wonderful free-kick for the second goal.”
Özil has been a huge part of our success in 2015, and has enjoyed playing some of his best football in an Arsenal shirt since his return from injury.
Pires highlighted the German’s desire to win trophies and make the fans happy, something he could do again this year if he helps us retain the FA Cup.
He is likely to prove crucial to our success heading into the tail end of the season, so hopefully he can continue in this fine vein of form.