Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has said that he believes Mesut Ozil can  win the PFA Player of the year award for this season.

Henry went onto say that Arsenal miss the 27-year-old when he is unavailable and that he is the key for the Gunners.

“You could see the other day against Stoke, when he wasn’t there, people were not trying to put the ball on the ground and having an idea of what needs to be done,” Henry stated on Sky Sports News HQ on Friday morning.

“He is key at the moment. He just won the best player in Germany [award] and if he carries on the way he’s doing at the moment I think he will have a shot to be the one in England, too.”

The Germany international has 16 assists in the Premier League this season and is just four assists away from matching Henry’s record record tally of 20.

Ozil has failed to deliver an assist in his last two performances but the 27-year-old will be looking to make amends next week when Arsenal take on Southampton.

The North London based side missed out on topping the Premier League table after suffering a 1-0 loss against Chelsea in the London derby yesterday.

Ozil’s 100th game for the north London based club ended in a disappointing defeat. Arsenal have now slipped down to third place and are just two points ahead of their bitter rivals Tottenham.

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