Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has been hailed as the best player in the Premier League by Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
The Palace midfielder has been linked with a move to the Emirates a few times over the years, but the move never materialised and he ended up joining Paris Saint-Germain, only to fail to break into the first-team plans.
He has since returned to the Premier League, and believes the best player in the division is Arsenal’s Ozil.
‘The strongest player in England, I think? Mesut Ozil,’ Cabaye said. ‘He is really, very strong.
‘You get the impression that he does not care, that he is nonchalant, but at one point he will put a pass that nobody has seen.
‘He always knows everything before everyone else. That’s what is fabulous about him.’
Arsenal fans are quick to slam the German when he is under-performing or failing to show enough fight and energy on the pitch, although it could be argued that he is quick to be criticised due to the high level he has brought us to expect from him.
Ozil contributed with 18 assists and goals combined last term, which is deemed not good enough, but comparing those numbers to many other players would see him come out on top.
The German is into the final 12 months of his contract, and has so far refused to agree terms on a new deal, and is currently being linked with a move away from the club.
He is claimed to have sounded out Barcelona who have money to burn following the sale of Neymar, but he looks more than likely to still be at the Emirates come September 1.
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