Mesut Ozil says Tomas Rosicky should be regarded as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.

The Czech playmaker has been in sparkling form of late and recently described playing with Ozil and Santi Cazorla as "fun".

The Germany international returned the compliment and heralded the 33-year-old's enduring quality.

When you see how much he gives for the team and how he enjoys being on the ball it makes us happy to have a player like that in our ranks

Mesut Ozil

"The feeling is mutual because we are similar types of player," Ozil told Arsenal Player. "We're strong when we're on the ball, we play quickly and I have lots of fun playing alongside the team.

"In my opinion Tomas belongs to the best midfielders in the Premier League. When you see how much he gives for the team and how he enjoys being on the ball it makes us happy to have a player like that in our ranks."

Ozil has been instrumental part of Arsenal's fluid attacking approach this season and he has been pleased to integrate with the team so quickly.

"Before I came to Arsenal, I knew that the Club belonged among the top five in Europe," he said. "I knew that they were technically gifted and strong and you see that on the training ground when we are doing passing drills - the ball is always moving.

"I think that’s thanks to the way young players are coached at the Club because they always train with the ball, run passing drills and ultimately it’s being rewarded."

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Isaac Moore 15 Jan 2014