Alex Iwobi has praised his Arsenal teammate Mesut Ozil, saying the midfielder works hard off the ball.
Ozil’s commitment has frequently been questioned but Iwobi insisted that the 30-year-old is a major asset to Arsenal.
With Arsenal aiming to win the Europa League and secure a top four finish in the Premier League, Ozil could have a crucial part to play in the remainder of the campaign.
As reported by The Sun, Iwobi said: ‘Fans sometimes don’t appreciate what he gives to the team.
‘I don’t know the stats but with Mesut in the team you are always going to get at least three chances a game from him.
‘He always provides an excellent pass or something, a good move or play that leads to a goal, or almost leads to a goal.’
‘Mesut is a great player and he also works hard off the ball.’
Ozil found it difficult to command regular playing time earlier in the campaign as he struggled to adapt to the demands of head coach Unai Emery.
However, in recent weeks he has featured prominently for the Gunners and at times has produced some encouraging performances.
Arsenal are back in action on Monday night when they travel to face Watford, although Emery may elect to rest some of his key stars, with the second leg of the Europa League quarter-final tie against Napoli to come next week.