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Ozil - Why I work so well with key duo

Mesut Ozil says his strong understanding with Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez is based on the trio’s shared vision on the pitch.

The German international has impressed since his recovery from a knee injury, and Arsenal have won 11 of the 13 games the German has played in since his return.

Ozil is pleased with his recent displays and feels that the quality of his team-mates make it easier for him to perform.

"When you look at the whole squad, it doesn’t matter if the manager rotates slightly because we can compete as a team, no matter who is playing"

“[Santi and Alexis] are the type of players that, like myself, think before things happen on the pitch,” Ozil told Arsenal Player. “Especially with Santi, you can see that he’s playing such an outstanding season for the team and he’s so important for us.

“When you look at the whole squad, it doesn’t matter if the manager rotates slightly because we can compete as a team, no matter who is playing. That’s a big plus for us and that’s why we’re near the top of the league.

“[My partnership with Alexis is] progressing really well, and you can see that in our matches. He’s really important for the team and that shows with the goals - he’s scored a lot of goals this season.

“You can see it in training too - I look for him when I have the ball because he makes those runs. For that reason, we’re happy to have a player like that in our ranks.”

 

 

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