Alex Iwobi says that Mesut Ozil it’s a privilege to play alongside Mesut Ozil and that the German is there to give him helpful advice during games and training.
The 22 year old has rediscovered some form recently and spoke of how new head coach Unai Emery has instilled a new-found confidence in him this season.
His plaudits didn’t stop there however, and he was keen to praise Ozil after his man of the match display in the 3-1 win over Leicester on Monday night.
“Of course I get the privilege to play with him every day,” said Iwobi.
“I have been training with him since I was 17 and I have seen what he can do. The quality he has is not just in training but as you can see in the match last night, he is a world-class player and he proved that again last night.
“He gives me advice in a different way. He jokes around but always tells me I can do more.
“Even last night he was saying I can do more, he is always one of those guys, but he is always happy, always telling me and giving me the confidence to express myself so it helps me.
“Mesut will come across as laid back but he is helping everyone in a different way and he helps me a lot.”
The Gunners travelled to Portugal today ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash with Sporting.