The Liverpool legend stated that when Özil is at his best it is a joy to watch him play and that Arsenal is the right place for him to showcase his talent.
“For me he is a real class act and is a perfect fit for him at Arsenal he is one of those players that on his day you just want to watch him play,” Souness said speaking on BT Sport ahead of the north London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal.
Özil became the first player in the Premier League to provide an assist in six consecutive games.
The 27-year-old playmaker setup Gibbs with the equaliser against Spurs on the weekend breaking the Premier League record for assists provided in consecutive games (6).
The World Cup winner has been criticised for his languid style and not performing in big games but he has managed to win over his critics this season after an impressive start to the league and Champions League campaigns.
Özil is in the best form of his Arsenal career since joining the Gunners on a record breaking £42.5 million transfer fee from Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2013.