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Given how well they have linked up this season, it’s no surprise to hear how much mutual respect Alexis and Mesut Ozil have.
The Chile forward assisted Ozil’s first three goals this season before setting him up for our opener against West Ham United last week, and Alexis has revealed just how much he enjoys playing alongside the World Cup winner.
“We respect each other,” he told Arsenal Player. “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.
“Ozil is a quality player and he really enjoys playing football. I always tell him to enjoy it and not get too worried about scoring.
“If he enjoys it he can score goals like the one he managed to score against Ludogorets, dribbling past two defenders and the goalkeeper. That is the kind of goal every player dreams about.
“I feel very comfortable playing alongside him,” added Alexis. “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.”