Theo Walcott says Mesut Ozil “makes football look easy” and is a threat to opponents wherever he is on the pitch.
The World Cup winner provided one of the assists of the season with a 40-yard pass for Walcott to score the opening goal against Stoke City last month.
Ozil has provided three assists and created more goalscoring chances than anyone else in the Premier League this term, and Walcott says it is a pleasure to play alongside him.
“The first thing he does when he has the ball, in fact when he hasn’t even got the ball, is that he looks,” the striker told Arsenal Player. “He looks first before he gets the ball and he knows where he’s going to play it before he’s even got it. That just shows the sort of quality we have in this team.
“Mesut’s involvement in the Stoke goal sums it up and also shows what he can do for this team. He makes football look easy and he’s a special player who has so many assists in his game.
“He can do it anywhere on the pitch, he’s a threat from anywhere and when you’ve got that in your dressing room you can build on it.
“I know what he’s going to do now when he’s got the ball, I just need to keep making those runs and hopefully we can get that relationship going.”