Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry believes that Mesut Özil is one of the best playmakers in the world.
“When he was at Madrid, in my eyes, he was one of the best playmakers in the world and still is up to now,” Gnabry told the official Arsenal website.
The 19-year-old also revealed that Özil has the ability to make players around him shine and that he has a lot to learn from the Arsenal star.
“It’s a lot easier to play with someone like Mesut because he can make you shine,” he added.
“I’m happy to be playing with him and learning from him.
“He’s very special. We have all seen what he is capable of.”
Özil is expected to start for Arsenal against Monaco in the Champions League Last 16 first-leg game at the Emirates.
The 26-year-old has been in impressive form since recovering from an injury that ruled him out of action for three months.
The World Cup winner has two goals and three assists in his last four league games.
The record breaking Arsenal signing has a total of four goals and five assists in 16 appearances this season.