Alan Shearer reserves special praise for Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has been excellent of late.

Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer says Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has been superb this season and looks comfortable when facing Premier League opposition, he wrote in his column for Coral.

The German international joined the Gunners from Real Madrid for a club record fee in 2013, but despite a great start he soon tailed off and struggled to maintain his form.

The Premier League can often be a tricky place for foreign stars to express their ability, yet Ozil has proven to be an exception as this season there has been little to deny his brilliance.

Writing in his column for Coral, Shearer feels the Gunners have a real player on their hands.

“Mesut Ozil has had a superb season with all those assists," the former striker explained. "There is no doubt he is one of the best players in the Premier League at the moment."

“I thought he struggled when he first came to England but he looks very comfortable now and very much part of the Arsenal set up. They have a very good player on their hands.”

Shearer’s comments come after a weekend where Ozil drew a rather surprising jibe from former Manchester United manager David Moyes, as reported by The Telegraph, considering the playmaker’s form.

Moyes explained ahead of Arsenal’s victory against Aston Villa that the jury is still out on the German World Cup winner this season, despite Ozil now racking up 13 assists in 15 league matches.

Moreover, the 27-year-old became the first ever player to provide at least one assist in seven consecutive Premier League matches, breaking Thierry’s Henry’s former record with the Gunners.

Keeping Ozil fit will be key to Arsenal’s title chances, as he is rightfully labelled one of the best players currently plying his trade in the Premier League.

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