‘He sees things other players don’t'

Jack Wilshere says Mesut Ozil is so “special” because he sees things that other players do not.

The World Cup winner was in scintillating form last season, creating 146 chances and setting up 19 goals in 35 Premier League starts for Arsenal.

That record included crucial assists against Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City, and Wilshere says Ozil’s awareness and calmness on the ball is essential for the Gunners.

“What makes him the player he is, so special, and why people talk about him is because he sees things that other players don’t see,” the England midfielder told Arsenal Player.

“Along with that, he sees things early. You can see that when the defence and midfield are building up play, he’s looking around. When the ball comes to him he’s got a picture in his head and knows what to do.

“I’ve played in that position in the past and I think sometimes the boss still sees me in there. To watch someone like that, with his awareness and calmness on the ball, [is amazing].

“When everything is happening quickly around him and he’s got players surrounding him, he’s always got his head up and is so calm.”

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