70 minutes is all it took for Aaron Ramsey to be bowled over by Mesut Ozil’s quality after the German international notched his first Arsenal assist in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Sunderland.
The former Real Madrid man starred alongside the Welshman in a rip-roaring encounter at the Stadium of Light with the latter predicting a big future at the Emirates for the new boy.
Speaking to Arsenal.com after the game, the two-goal hero remarked:
“I think he showed what he’s all about today slipping those little balls through.
“He’s a fantastic player and is very gifted. He’s going to create a lot of opportunities for us.
“He has a wonder of a left foot. He caresses the ball and the passes seem to be of a perfect weight and right into people’s strides.”
Following a below-par performance for England in Ukraine and a media lambasting to boor, Jack Wilshere also seemed to benefit from Ozil’s calming presence on Saturday.
Dismissing suggestions that his Wilshere is struggling to deliver the goods following his injury problems, Mikel Arteta took to talkSPORT to defend his young teammate.
“He’s a tremendous player already and has the potential to be one of the best in Europe.
“He’s got the ability but he’s been unfortunate with injuries in the last few years which haven’t allowed him to get a good run of games but I think if he can get that settled and keep playing every week then he’s a tremendous player.”