Bellerin heaps praise on in-form Ozil

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has called teammate Mesut Ozil the finest playmakers in Europe after his recent performances for the Gunners.

Much was expected of the Germany international when he made the switch to north London from Real Madrid in 2013, although the 27-year-old had struggled at times in his Premier League career.

But Ozil has been at his best in recent weeks as the Gunners have gone undefeated in their last eight matches to draw level with Manchester City at the top of the league standings, leaving the young Spaniard in awe of his colleague's ability.

"He is one of the most intelligent players I've played with and has an eye for the pass that no one else sees," the former Barcelona prodigy told Sky Sports.

"I don't think there's a better No.10 than him at the moment. When he first came to Arsenal we were all very excited and now he's showing us what he's all about.

"When I first got to train with him it was unbelievable to see the stuff he could do. I feel very lucky to share a dressing room with him."

Both players will expect to be in action when Arsenal face West Brom in the Premier League at the Hawthorns next Saturday.