Mesut Ozil had Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand ‘purring’ following goal

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand revealed that Arsenal star Mesut Özil had him ‘purring’ against Olympiakos in the Champions League last week.

Özil played a key role in the Gunners 3-0 win over the Greek giants that took his side through into Champions League Last 16 for the 15th consecutive season.

Ferdinand said speaking on Sky Sports after the game: “Özil made an unbelievable pass I was sitting on my seat purring when he played that ball.”

The World Cup winner played an important role in Arsenal’s opening goal against Olympiakos cutting open the opposition defence with a pinpoint pass to Ramsey who setup Olivier Giroud.

Arsenal had to beat Olympiakos in Greece to book a place in the next round of the Champions League going into Match Day 6.

Özil is has won the Arsenal Vitality Player of the Month award for the past two consecutive months and has 12 assist in 14 Premier League games this season.

The 27-year-old will start against Aston Villa at Villa Park in the Premier League today. The Gunners could end the week in first place with a win.

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