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Mesut Ozil's agent describes one Arsenal star as "exceptional" in glowing praise

Ryan Smart

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Mesut Ozil's agent describes one Arsenal star as "exceptional" in glowing praise

The agent of former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has named the Gunners player that he has rated as "exceptional" this season.

Erkut Sogut was the agent of Ozil during and beyond his spell at the Emirates Stadium, and helped to launch his 'M10' brand in 2015.

Sogut is also a published author, with one of his books featuring a guest contribution from Arsenal legend Robert Pires.

As for Ozil, the German midfielder currently plays for Turkish Super Lig side Istanbul Baseksehir, having joined the club from fellow Turkish club Fenerbahce last year.



Only Thierry Henry and Cesc Fabregas have more assists than the 53 Ozil provided for Arsenal in league competition, whilst his tally of 19 in 2015/16 is only bettered by Henry (20, in 2002/03) in terms of most assists in a single campaign.

He was, however, not included in Arsenal's 25-man Premier League squad for the 2020/21 season, and had his contract terminated in January of that season.

But the German has continued to follow the Gunners following his departure - and his agent, Sogut, has done likewise.


Ozil agent on Arsenal

Speaking an interview with Tribal Football, Sogut expressed his belief that Arsenal will win the league under Mikel Arteta this season.

After Sunday's 4-1 win over Crystal Palace, the Gunners are eight points ahead of second-placed Manchester City after 30 games, though have played a game more than Pep Guardiola's side.

He said: "I think Arsenal will win the league, I think they play the best football and they are very nice to watch. I think that Man City are always a danger and will come back - but I wish for Arsenal to win the league!"


Sogut then spoke about two Premier League stars that stand out for him in terms of talent - and named one Gunners player.

"In terms of talent in the Premier League, I think [Bukayo] Saka is an exceptional player - and also [Man City's] Phil Foden, he's an unbelievable player," he began.

"These two are exceptional players, but also are different. They are both good to watch and very creative."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy / ANP | Dutch Height | GERRIT FROM COLOGNE

Topics: Arsenal, Mesut Ozil, Premier League, Bukayo Saka, Mikel Arteta

Ryan Smart
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