Ozil admits he's always looking to pass to 'important' Alexis Sanchez

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Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has heaped praise on team-mate Alexis Sanchez.

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has admitted to the club's official website that he is always looking to get the ball to team-mate Alexis Sanchez.

Ozil, who joined from Real Madrid in September 2013, was joined at the Emirates Stadium by his former El Clasico adversary Sanchez, who left Barcelona to join Arsenal last summer.

The Chilean international has hit 18 goals and eight assists in his first season for the Gunners, whilst Ozil has improved in his second season in English football after an underwhelming debut campaign.

Both players are considered to be world class, and fans expect them to be the driving force of the Arsenal team for years to come as they look to build on last year's FA Cup final victory and win more silverware.

In an interview with the Arsenal official website, Ozil admitted that Sanchez is an important part of the Arsenal side - and is always looking to get the ball to him because of his great movement.

"[My partnership with Alexis is] progressing really well, and you can see that in our matches," Ozil said. "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," he added.

The comments from the German will be music to the ears of manager Arsene Wenger, who will be buoyed to know that Ozil and Sanchez are striking up a partnership.

That will strike fear into opposing defences not only for the rest of this season as Arsenal mount a late push for second place, but also next season when Wenger will be hoping to cut the gap to champions-elect Chelsea.

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