Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on one player in particular following our superb 4-1 win over Liverpool, branding Mesut Özil “classy and intelligent” in the wake of the match.
The German World Cup winner has had more than his fair share of criticism since his move to the Emirates, and for the large part it has been undeserved. He has been particularly superb since his return from injury this season, and was on target once again as we all but put an end to Liverpool’s top four aspirations.
Wenger clearly pays no attention to the media, and has doled out the praise that his record signing deserves. Özil was hugely influential against Liverpool this past Saturday morning, and was responsible for a huge number of key passes throughout the game. He was involved in several of the goals, and took his own goal brilliantly from the free kick.
Wenger highlighted the intelligence and the timing of his passes, insisting that it would be a joy to play with the former Real Madrid star.
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He thrives on the movement of those around him, and showed once again the quality he possesses against Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Arsenal’s official account tweeted the quotes following the game:
Boss on @MesutOzil1088: "What he does is always classy and intelligent. The timing of his passes is fantastic. You'd love to play with him."
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 4, 2015
He was arguably outshone slightly by the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud, but his contribution can’t be overlooked.