Gunners chief praises World Cup winner.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has hit back at critics of Mesut Ozil by saying that he is ‘absolutely perfect’, the Daily Mirror reports.
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Wenger insisted that some of the criticism the £42m man has received since joining the club has been very harsh, as he lunched into an impassioned defence of his record signing.
Ozil won the World Cup with Germany, lifted the FA Cup in his first season with Arsenal and yet his performances still divide opinion.
However, he drew some heavy criticism for his performance in the Champions League clash with Besiktas on Wednesday, but Wenger insisted that he will get better as the season progresses.
“People are very harsh with Ozil because he’s a player who’s always very easy on his play but when you watch the game again after, the next day, you see what a player he is. Everything he does is intelligent.
“The timing of everything he does is absolutely perfect. You never catch him giving the ball too late. The number of players you catch giving the ball too late is unbelievable. You never get that with Ozil.
“The timing, he’s like a guy who plays the music, the timing of what he does is perfect, you don’t get many players like that.
“He is not getting enough praise. He came back as a World Cup winner. He played all seven games. He played some good games. He will never be a tackler.
“They have the same debate in Germany but at end of the day he was always in the team.”