The experienced French manager likened Özil to a ‘musician who always plays the right notes at the right moment.’
Özil played a staring role in Arsenal;s 3-0 victory over Olympiacos in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday evening.
Wenger also praised Özil’s willingness to put his team ahead of individual goals.
“He’s intelligent. Mesut is like a musician who always plays the right notes at the right moment. When he has to give the ball he gives the ball,” Wenger told Arsenal’s official website.
“He got out of impossible situations, but it was not forced individually – the team play was always in front of his ego. That strikes you because when players are usually talented that’s not the first quality you see.”
Özil a key role in the Gunners 3-0 victory over Olympiacos in the UEFA Champions League.
Arsenal went into the encounter needing to win by two goals. Özil provided the pass which unlocked the Greek champions defence allowing Ramsey to provide the assist for Giroud for the Gunners opener.
The Gunners take on Aston Villa this weekend in the Premier League as they look to build upon last weekends victory over Sunderland last week.
Özil has 12 assists and four goals in 21 appearances for Arsenal this season.