BBC Pundit Garth Crooks has lauded new Arsenal manager Unai Emery over his decision to name Mesut Ozil as one of the captains in the team.
The former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker spoke about Mesut Ozil and Unai Emery after naming the 2014 World Cup winner in his team of the week for Matchday 7 in the Premier League.
Ozil played an influential role while wearing the captain’s armband to give the Gunners a 2-0 win over London rivals in their last league game.
Petr Cech was the Arsenal captain for the aforementioned game but he lasted just 45 minutes before handing the armband over to Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
The former Czech Republic international shot-stopper sustained a hamstring injury and was replaced by summer signing Bernd Leno.
Ramsey also passed the captain’s armband to Ozil shortly after the hour mark when he was replaced by Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi with the scoreline at 0-0.
Arsenal took the lead in the 81st minute after Craig Cathcart diverted Iwobi’s right-wing cross into his own net.
Ozil added a second goal two minutes while he was wearing the armband to wrap up the victory for his team.
The win over the Hornets was the fifth successive league victory for Unai Emery’s men.