Arsenal legend and football pundit Ian Wright has revealed that he would love to have played alongside Mesut Özil.
“His vision, his passing was absolutely top draw it was absolutely brilliant and I think Arsenal players need to get on their toes a little more because Özil will find you,” Wright said speaking on Match of the Day on the BBC yesterday.
“I would really really love to be playing with this guy.”
Mesut Ozil v Bournemouth yesterday pic.twitter.com/ugyfQJi6Ho
— Football Mumble (@FootballMumble) December 29, 2015
The Gunners star provided his 16th assist of the season in the 2-0 win over Bournemouth and even got on the scoresheet himself for his fifth league goal.
Wright praised the World Cup winner for his performance after the game and underlined that it would be any strikers dream to have a player of Özil’s quality playing in behind.
The former Arsenal man also stated that Özil’s teammates really need to be more alert to his passing and the number of chances he creates as several chances were squandered by the likes of Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott over the course of the 90 minutes.
Özil has provided the highest number of assists in the league – 16 in 17 games – in fact no other player in Europe’s top five leagues – France, Spain, Germany, Italy and England – have provided more.