‘Ozil has a huge physical potential’

Arsene Wenger admits Mesut Ozil’s “huge physical potential” has taken him by surprise.

Since the 5-0 victory against Aston Villa on February 1, the World Cup winner has run a total of 63.24km during matches - more than any other Arsenal player.

The 26-year-old also covered the most ground in Sunday’s 2-0 win against Everton and Wenger has been delighted with his impact.

“I knew he had a good physical potential, but I did not know how good he was physically. He has a huge physical potential,” the manager said.

“We are all in a job where in every single game we have to prove a point. I believe he has the quality, he puts a lot of effort in to help the team and he works much harder than his style shows.

“You can be cheated a little bit by his style of play, because he is fluent, easy, subtle and he does not look like he puts the effort in, but he does.”

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