Nicholas praises Mesut Ozil display for Arsenal in win over Olympiakos

The German was impressive once again for the Gunners in their vital victory.

Charlie Nicholas has praised Mesut Ozil after his performance for Arsenal in the 3-0 win over Olympiakos, via Sky Sports. 

The Gunners travelled to Greece needing a big win to secure progression to the latter stages of the competition, having made life difficult with three losses in the group stages.

They put in a top performance in the crunch clash, though, with a hat-trick from striker Olivier Giroud seeing them through to the last 16.

Ozil was once again instrumental in the victory, and Nicholas was full of praise for the German’s display.

“Mesut Ozil was absolutely fabulous yet again,” he told Sky Sports.

“He looked as if he wanted to prove a point in European football. I think tonight he went to this stadium, with a big performance required and he turned up. They all did, but he was sensational tonight.”

There is no denying that Mesut Ozil has certainly stepped up his game for the Gunners this season.

The German was an assist master during his time at Real Madrid, forming a deadly partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo at the Spanish giants.

He struggled to replicate that at first for Arsenal, but is now flying, with 12 assists in the Premier League already, double the amount of the four players who are joint-second on the list.

More importantly, though, even when he isn’t creating goal, he is playing a big role in the side, as evidenced by his performance against the Greeks on Wednesday evening.

Arsenal fans will be hoping that he can continue to have such a big influence as they eye a Premier League title come the end of the campaign.

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