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Santi tips 'spectacular' Ozil

Santi Cazorla admits he was stunned to see Real Madrid sell "spectacular" Mesut Ozil to Arsenal - but can't wait to play with the Germany international.

Last Updated: 10/09/13 at 17:27 Post Comment

Mesut Ozil: Tipped to shine for Arsenal

Mesut Ozil: Tipped to shine for Arsenal

Carlo Ancelotti's side recouped around half of the £86m they paid for Gareth Bale when they allowed Ozil to leave for London on deadline day, but his departure surprised Bernabeu fans and team-mates alike.

The playmaker could now make his debut at Sunderland on Saturday and Cazorla is sure his arrival can help the Gunners mount a sustained title challenge.

"I am very happy that Ozil is here," Cazorla was quoted as telling Spanish newspaper Marca.

"He is a spectacular player and we are very lucky that we are going to learn alongside him.

"I don't understand that (why Real Madrid sold him), (because) he is a unique player.

"You will have to ask the club for reasons why they sold them, but at the same time he didn't think he was getting the opportunities he deserved and luckily he has come to us.

"He is an important player and he is going to be very good for the team and

the way we play. I hope he can help us fight against the big teams in the

Premier League."

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nd we always will love Ozil. I don't really mind if no other team can see just how brilliant he is, or if people think he is rubbish, because we know he is far from it. He is a fantastic player, and if people cannot see that it can only be a good thing, in that he will be at Arsenal for years to come, pulling the strings from behind a glass veil.

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like the list and Ozil in particular does seem under appreciated when you look at his stats (an odd thing considering his fee or maybe because of it). Palace have a few and I've always thought Dwight Gayle at Palace was under rated, certainly when you look at his goals per game ratio. You can probably also add Ryan Bertrand at Saints who should be in the England team in my view.

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ew Shaun Wright Phillips, there I've said it. If any club offers stupid money we'd be stupid to say no, he's not a potential worldie by any stretch and I feel that after a few years warming the bench at city or Chelsea he'll be back at QPR smoking sheesha pipes under Harry Redknapp.

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