Ian Wright has picked Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil as his Player of the Weekend for The Sun.
The 26-year-old Germany international scored a goal in the 4-1 hammering of the Reds at the Emirates Stadium in North London, while also creating three chances and having a pass accuracy of 89%.
The 2014 World Cup winner’s performance against Liverpool impressed Arsenal legend Wright, who thought that he was the best player in the Premier League at the weekend.
“Again there are plenty to choose from but my vote goes to Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, who was being written off as an expensive failure not so long ago,” Wright wrote in The Sun.
“Where are those critics now? Ozil has answered them all in the time honoured way of doing his talking on the pitch and few would deny he has become a major influence in the way the Gunners play.”
Ozil has indeed been one of the best players for Arsenal since the start of the year, having been a rejuvenated figure since his return from a long-term injury.
The former Werder Bremen star has not had the best of times since moving to the Gunners from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013, but his class and quality remain undisputed.
One of the most creative players in Europe and gifted with superb vision, Ozil will be key for the Arsenal in finishing second in the Premier League this season.