Bundesliga expert responds to Michael Owen's Ozil claims

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Is Liverpool's Raheem Sterling really better than Arsenal Mesut Ozil?

Michael Owen's anti-Arsenal comments have once again accused a stir, this time regarding Mesut Ozil.

Owen had told BT Sport that he viewed Liverpool's Raheem Sterling a better player than the German, ahead of the Gunners' 4-1 win at The Emirates on Saturday.

He refused to back down from this after the game despite attracting huge criticism on social media.

He responded via his Sportlobster account: "It seems my claim that Sterling is a better player than Ozil made some headlines today. Is there a debate? Not even close."

Bundesliga expert and Sky Germany pundit Jan Aage Fjortoft issued a short rebuttal to Owen via Twitter this morning:

Former Werder Bremen ace Ozil won the German Cup as a youngster, while Sterling is yet to get his hands on any silverware in his career so far.

Ozil has reached football's peak already, a World Cup winner last summer. His form at Arsenal had been inconsistent over the first one and a half seasons of his Premier League career, but since January he has been one of the club's best players.

  TeamGoalsAssistsAppearances
Raheem Sterling Liverpool 6 7 29
Mesut Özil Arsenal 4 5 15

Sterling has two more goals and assists than Ozil in the Premier League this season, but across a period of 14 more games.

As Liverpool fans debating Sterling's as yet unsigned new contract will be well aware, the England international has proved nothing yet. 

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