Arsenal have been in fine form this season and their blistering campaign has largely been down to two players in particular, with Alexis Sanchez coming into his own as a striker and Mesut Ozil improving his conversion rate in front of goal.
Led by their two most expensive signings, Arsenal have the calibre of potential champions about them and the relationship between the two star-men has been key for the Gunners charge, with Alexis praising his team-mate when speaking to the club’s official website.
“We respect each other. That’s the way it should be between players and team-mates. We have to respect each other and do our best on the pitch. Özil is a quality player and he really enjoys playing football. I always tell him to enjoy it and not get too worried about scoring.”
“I feel very comfortable playing alongside him. He has great vision and there’s no need to praise his great first touch because everyone knows about it.”
“He is a quality player and he is willing to win all the time. He wants to prove his quality in every game and every training session. That makes him special. He is a World Cup winner with a winning mentality, and he is still eager to win more.”
Alexis and Ozil will be especially crucial come the Champions League Round of 16 double-header against Bayern Munich in early Spring, where the Gunners will look to put their name amongst the draw for the quarter-finals and end their struggles in Europe.
Ozil, who netted at the Emirates against Bayern in the group stages last year, will be keen to impress in that game as he comes up against many of his international colleagues.