Arsenal legend explains why Ozil is a special player

By Richard Johnson


Former Arsenal player-turned-pundit Charlie Nicholas reckons Mesut Ozil is a cut above the rest of his Arsenal teammates after the German posted another 5-star performance on Tuesday night.


The Gunners fought back from two goals down to beat Ludogorets 3-2 in their Champions League clash last night.


Ozil secured all three points when he clipped the ball over the goalkeeper and rounded two defenders before slotting home from close range.
And Nicholas was effusive in his praise for the 28-year-old German midfielder.
“Ozil was just different class.” Nicholas told Sky Sports. “He comes from another planet that no other Arsenal player has found yet. He’s got loads of good talent and loads of good movement. Ozil was absolutely wonderful.”
And Nicholas reckons Arsenal look in good shape ahead of the North London derby showdown with Tottenham on Sunday (12pm).
“Arsenal have got that swagger about them,” Nicholas said. “Ozil is in top form, Sanchez and him are knitting together – you have got Giroud fighting too.
“(Theo) Walcott is pushing through with real pace, (Alex) Oxlade-Chamberlain is pushing for his position and Ramsey is back in.
“You are looking at Barcelona’s bench tonight and Real Madrid and Atletico and very few have the strength in depth that Arsenal have, but can they piece it all together and give it their competitive edge? Is this the time?”
Arsenal have secured their place in the last-16 of the Champions League, and are currently top of Group A, level on points with Paris Saint-Germain, with two games left to play.


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