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Mesut Ozil identifies breakout Arsenal star for 2016-17 campaign

Arsenal assist wizard Mesut Ozil is in good spirits despite the disappointing nature of the 2015-16 season, a campaign that resulted in no significant silverware for the club. Ozil believes that the future of the club looks bright though, and pegged young talents Serge Gnabry and Alex Iwobi to help lead the club in the near future.

In an interview with the Arsenal FC website [per the Metro], Ozil spoke glowingly about Alex Iwobi, who enjoyed a solid Premier League debut this season and was a key contributor in several big games. However, the World Cup star also mentioned the seldom-used winger Gnabry as a player to look out for next season.

‘When I consider their age and that they’ve come through at a club like Arsenal, I think they are on a good path,’ Ozil said.

‘They prove themselves in training, they are good on the ball. Alex Iwobi has amazed me with the way he’s performed for the first team recently.

‘Then there’s Serge Gnabry, who I like a lot as a player. He’s really robust, very determined and with a real will to win. I think they can really achieve a lot.’

Gnabry made just three appearances for West Bromwich Albion this season before being recalled from his loan spell in January. The last time Gnabry was featured for Arsenal was during the 2013-14 season, when he made 14 total appearances and scored his first goal. He was later nominated for the 2013 Golden Boy Award, losing out to Paul Pogba.

The 20-year-old winger has been featured capped with Germany’s Under- teams.

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