Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi has supported teammate Mesut Ozil in the face of fans' criticism by describing him as a great player and a hard worker.
The 30-year-old midfielder has scored four goals and provided four assists for Unai Emery’s men in 20 Premier League games so far this campaign.
“Mesut is a great player and he also works hard off the ball. I don’t know the stats but with Mesut in the team, you are always going to get at least three chances a game from him.
"He always provides an excellent pass or something, a good move or play that leads to a goal, or almost leads to a goal.”
The Gunners are currently sixth in the league standings with three points adrift of the top-four spot.
They visit Watford on Monday evening before making a trip to Stadio San Paolo for the second leg of their Uefa Europa League quarter-final fixture against Napoli on Thursday with the ambition of securing a semi-final berth after grabbing a 2-0 advantage last week.
“There is a lot more fight in us this season. There is a lot more intensity,” he continued.
“So even though it’s been up and down this season, there are a lot more pros than maybe the previous one.”
Iwobi has played 38 matches across all competitions this season with four goals and six assists to his credit.