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‘I always enjoyed playing with him and that’s why it’s a pity he’s taken a step back’: Marco Reus says Mesut Ozil is the best player he has ever lined up alongside for Germany

  • Marco Reus and Mesut Ozil played together at international level for seven years
  • Ozil has started Arsenal’s last four matches after previously flitting in and out
  • The 30-year-old has been praised by his manager and now Reus has hailed him

Marco Reus has revealed Mesut Ozil is the best player he has ever lined up alongside for Germany.

The pair played together at international level for seven years before the Arsenal playmaker retired last summer.

Ozil has started the club’s last four matches after previously flitting in and out of Unai Emery’s side this season.

Marco Reus (R) revealed Mesut Ozil is the best player he has lined up alongside for Germany

The 30-year-old was praised by his manager following the Gunners’ win over Newcastle on Monday night and now Reus has also hailed him.

The Borussia Dortmund forward was asked ‘who is the best national team player you’ve played with?’

‘Mesut Ozil,’ he told Copa 90. ‘The way he creates goals… he’s a player with a really good eye for his team-mates.

Ozil has started Arsenal's last four matches after previously flitting in and out of the side

Ozil has started Arsenal’s last four matches after previously flitting in and out of the side

‘He has so many assists in the Premier League and with the national team.

‘He’s just an intelligent player and you can see that right away with a first glance. I always enjoyed playing with him and that’s why it’s a pity he’s taken a step back.

‘I hope he’ll get back to form and return to playing regularly for Arsenal.’

Arsenal have leapfrogged Tottenham into third place in the Premier League table as they look to secure a Champions League qualification spot.

Reus and Ozil played together at international level for seven years before the latter retired

Reus and Ozil played together at international level for seven years before the latter retired

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