Thierry Henry says criticism of Arsenal's Mesut Ozil was justified

Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry lauds Mesut Ozil's displays this season as 'amazing.'

Thierry Henry has lauded the performances of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil, and admitted that criticism of him was justified.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ's 2015 in review segment, Henry talked up the current displays of the German international.

Ozil looked inspired as Arsenal beat Bournemouth on Monday, scoring the second goal in a 2-0 win.

He is also on course to break Henry's Premier League assists record of 20, already recording 16 this season.

This is Ozil's third season at Arsenal, and his first with a pre-season at the club, having signed late in 2013/14, and featuring in the World Cup a year later. 

As the club's record signing, his performances came under intense scrutiny, and Henry said those who picked flaws in his game were correct to do so.

He said: "He is outstanding and finally we are starting to see what kind of player he can be and what he is. He didn't perform in his first seasons but he definitely is now. The guy is just amazing.

"People were having a go at him - and I think rightly so - because he wasn't performing but just now he is just outstanding. In some games he is maybe going to have to score and if he gets in the habit he will do it naturally."

Arsenal are strong contenders to win the Premier League this season, and Ozil is a contender to win player of the year awards if he continues his strong form.

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