Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has reserved special praise for teammate Alexis Sanchez after the Chilean international was voted our player of the year by the fans, he told our official website.
Ozil and Alexis have enjoyed a burgeoning relationship on the field in recent months which bodes well considering that they’re our most expensive ever signings.
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Alexis netted 25 goals in all competitions last season, despite mostly operating on the left wing, while also registering 12 assists in a sensational first campaign.
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Ozil believes that his teammate has an enate ambition to succeed which sets him apart from the average footballer.
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“He’s the type of player who is very ambitious, who always wants to win and that takes him forward,” the German said.
“You can see in training that he wants to score lots of goals and in matches he has lots of efforts on goal too. This year things have worked really well for him.”
Alexis revealed that the prospect of playing with Ozil was one of the reasons he chose to join us last summer ahead of other clubs (via the Express).
The industry of Alexis put much of the spotlight on Ozil’s languid style but the two compliment each other well and could fire us to the league title next season.