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Arsene Wenger: Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is one of the world's best

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is one of the world's best
From ESPN - October 13, 2017

LONDON -- Arsene Wenger has dismissed the idea that Arsenal are a better team without Mesut Ozil, describing him as "one of the best players in the world."

Ozil has not started an Arsenal game since Sept. 9, with the Gunners have won five of six games since and their 0-0 draw at Chelsea was said by some commentators to show that they are more defensively solid without him.

But with the Germany international ready to make his comeback at Watford on Saturday, Wenger said: "People go quickly to conclusions.

"Last year we played the last 11 games and won 10. We beat Man City in the FA Cup semifinal and Chelsea in the final and he played.

"We live in a world where people have opinions, and sometimes they are right and sometimes they are not always proven right on the longer period.

"You need players who have quality, and Ozil is one of the best players in the world."

On Thursday, Wenger said it was possible that Arsenal could sell both Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in January to avoid losing them on free transfers next summer.

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