“Mesut’s a player I look up to. When he’s on the pitch, surrounded by players and under pressure, he’s always got his head up and looking around,” Wilshere told the official Arsenal website.
“There’s more to come from Mesut and I’m sure he’ll improve [even more] next season.”
Özil faced criticised from sections of the media for not working hard enough and not having the strength needed to play top level Premier League football.
The 26-year-old worked on his conditioning during the three months he spent on the sidelines and has covered more distance, scored more goals, provided more assists and improved his sprinting since returning from injury at the start of 2015 according to the official Premier League website.
The World Cup winner has been rewarded for his impressive form since the turn of the year with two Vitality Arsenal Player of the Month as well as a PFA Fans Player of the Month awards.
Özil has nine assists and five goals in 31 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions this season.