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Arsenal winger Gnabry: Ozil tough enough to handle criticism

Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry says Mesut Ozil can handle the criticism coming his way.

Ozil has been hammered for his spotkick miss in defeat to Bayern Munich.

"He's a brilliant player," Gnabry told Arsenal.com. "He showed it when he was at Real Madrid and he showed it when he was the World Cup.

"He's a big part of our team, he helps the team create something up front and he's just a very special player. He's a strong person. Obviously you are disappointed when you miss a penalty in such an important game but that's football.

"Sometimes you lose, sometimes you win but we're a team and we win together. It's not just down to Mesut that we lost that game. We stick together and work towards the next game - I hope we can turn it around in the second game.

"I've picked up a lot of things from him. He's a brilliant offensive player. I'm trying to watch his game and trying to adapt to what he does in a game. He's just a brilliant player and it's nice to have him in and around the team."

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