Arsenal’s assister Mesut Ozil has been likened to a musician by manager Arsene Wenger, who says the midfielder’s sense of timing makes him a joy to watch.
Ozil has 12 assists in the Premier League so far this season, more than he managed in his two previous campaigns with the Gunners and twice as many as his nearest challengers – Gerard Deulofeu, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Riyhad Mahrez.
“Mesut is like a musician who always plays the right note, and at the right moment,” Wenger told the club’s website (www.arsenal.com).
“His timing is perfect – when he has to give the ball, he gives the ball.
“It’s just a pleasure to see. It struck me (on first seeing him) that he was at such a young age, but the boy could time his passing always right. He got out of impossible situations.
“Also what struck me was that it was not forced on an individual basis – the team play was in front of his ego.
“That strikes you because normally when players are that talented, that’s not the first quality you see.”
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