EPL: What Ozil did to me - Alex Iwobi

EPL: What Ozil did to me - Alex Iwobi

The retired Germany global was handed the captain's armband for the visit of Leicester City at The Emirates on Monday night in their first game since the worldwide break.

Arsenal beat Leicester in flying fashion after going a goal down to win the game 3-1 in the end.

But Arsenal grew into the game and captain Mesut Ozil equalised after he stroked in a left footed shot off the post to finish off a flowing move.

"I think he [Ozil] can play every match with this commitment and with this quality, [whether he is] captain or not captain".

Iwobi is delighted to be performing alongside a global star and believes Ozil does not get the credit he deserves for his overall impact in north London, telling reporters: "I have been training with him since I was 17 and I have seen what he can do". The quality he has in training and matches shows he is a world-class player and he proved that again [on Monday].

"He gives me advice in a different way".

Aubameyang doubled his personal tally just three minutes later and it was Ozil who provided the assist with a dinked pass for the Gabonese striker.

'Mesut is a player that always keeps giving his best and is always surprising everyone and he's a player that we're very grateful and very lucky to have. Mesut will come across as laid back but he is helping everyone in a different way and he helps me a lot.

"For me, he has just given me confidence to express myself [and] believe in my ability, which I have been trying to show", said Iwobi. In training he is always -letting me try new things, be positive, be direct and prove it in the game.

"And for us, it's very important today to win against Leicester because they are behind us, but near, and today I think we are creating a big distance for another team that is behind us".

The Gunners are in some sensational form under their new boss, winning 10 on the spin for the first time since October 2007. "We are enjoying each other and the chemistry is good - not just the people starting but the people on the bench as well".

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