Ozil surprised by quality of Arsenal youngsters

The Gunners' record signing has been particularly impressed by club's strength in depth, with Serge Gnabry and Thomas Eisfeld standing out
Mesut Ozil says he has been taken aback by the depth of quality in the Arsenal squad since moving to the Emirates Stadium, with the club's youngsters particularly impressing.

Arsene Wenger's youthful line-up knocked West Brom out of the Capital One Cup on penalties on Wednesday night, and the Germany international singled out compatriots Serge Gnabry and goal scorer Thomas Eisfeld for praise.

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In a Twitter Q&A session on Thursday, Ozil told fans: "They [Eisfeld and Gnabry] are very talented. They have to develop further, but they are on the right track."

The 24-year-old was also asked which of his new team-mates has impressed him the most since joining, but instead stressed the quality of the collective, stating: "I don't just want to say one player, I am surprised by the technical quality of the whole team."

The €50 million man was keen to credit the fans for helping him to settle in London and was effusive in his praise of life in the capital city.

"They have been very positive and I know they have a lot of support for me," he continued. "The city is unbelievable, it's really nice. There is so much to do here"

Ozil adaptation to the Premier League has been made all the easier by his multilingual manager, and admits he is still communicating in German with the boss.

"We speak in German at the moment," he explained. "He can speak very well."

With four assists in just two league games, the former Real Madrid man is already living up to the hype that surrounded his arrival in the Premier League, but feels there is still room for improvement in his performances.

He added: "I don't want to praise myself too much but I think my statistics are good. However, I would like to score more goals."