Mesut Ozil Confirm’s Emile Smith Rated Young- Star For Replacement
Arsenal misfit Mesut- Ozil has commented on the rise of youngster Emile Smith Rowe, who has recently shone in his number ten role in Mikel Arteta’s side.
The Gunners have endured a difficult start to the season and many fans will be questioning the wisdom of Arteta axing Ozil from his squad, with the German playmaker known for being a world class creative talent on his day. Still, Smith Rowe has recently come into the team and looked a hugely promising talent, looking very capable of giving Arsenal what Ozil used to give them in the attacking midfield department.
It’s clear Ozil holds no hard feelings towards the 20-year-old, as he responded to a question about him in a question and answer session with fans on Twitter.
See below as Ozil praised Smith Rowe’s impact, saying he’s shown that playing with a number ten still has its place in modern football, despite it being slightly less common in the top sides in recent years. It seems Ozil rates Smith Rowe highly, and that’s some compliment for an up-and- coming young player.
Arsenal fans may never see Ozil representing them on the pitch again, but he conducted himself with class in yesterday’s Q&A.