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Wenger - Ozil’s influence was so strong

Arsene Wenger has hailed Mesut Ozil’s “fantastic” performance against Hull City.

The World Cup winner was in fine form at the Gunners ran out comfortable winners at the KC Stadium after an Alexis Sanchez brace and Aaron Ramsey’s strike.

Ozil won a host of plaudits for his display - with one flicked pass a particular highlight - and Wenger praised his partnership with Alexis.

"Mesut Ozil is developing fantastically well and had a fantastic game. Overall his influence was very strong"

Arsene Wenger

“Mesut Ozil is developing fantastically well and had a fantastic game. Overall his influence was very strong,” the manager told Arsenal Player.

“Alexis had one of his complete games. I like when he mixes his game up with the runs in behind and coming to the ball - he did that against Hull.

“I’m very happy [with the win] because it keeps our run going and overall I think we secured the top four. We now have an opportunity to go second now so we want to take it.

“We also want to continue to improve and develop as a team, and you could see that the focus is there to do it.”

Wenger also reserved praise for Jack Wilshere, who made his first appearance in five months after coming on as a second-half substitute.

“It’s great and he’s sharp,” he said. “Maybe he felt too sharp because he wanted to always make the difference but it’s good.

“You could see that he has found his burst again. Let’s be patient with him, not too demanding either. It is interesting that he’s back.”

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