By Lloyd Webb

Tomas Rosicky says Mesut Ozil has always been a “special talent” because he never tries to force the final ball.

The German midfielder has been in fine form this season and set a new Premier League record when he claimed seven consecutive assists for the Gunners earlier in the campaign.

We all know he has a great final ball but you can see that he only plays it when the game gives him that opportunity

Tomas Rosicky

Ozil has 16 Premier League assists this term and has also scored six times in all competitions, and Rosicky says Arsenal can always turn to him to make things happen.

“Mesut was always a special talent and you could see that when he arrived here,” he told Arsenal Player. “He was out for some time last season so he couldn’t find his rhythm, but now, after playing since the start of the season, everyone here can see [how big a talent he is].

“Him and Alexis are the game changers. Both of them have the strength to win games, so it’s vital for the team’s title chances that they perform well.

"The best thing that I like about Mesut is that he’s not forcing the final passes. We all know he has a great final ball but you can see that he only plays it when the game gives him that opportunity.

"If it’s not there then he’s not forcing it and he’s combining with other team-mates instead. That’s the thing I like most about him.”

Ozil scores against Bournemouth
Ozil scores against Bournemouth

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9 Feb 2016