Smith Rowe struck his first goal for the Gunners in victory over West Brom yesterday.
Ozil posted to social media: "He made the difference in the last couple of games as a No 10.
"Really happy for him… and that he showed that playing with a No 10 still can make sense in today's football."
Ozil's last remark could be interpreted as a dig at Gunners manager Mikel Arteta after the 32-year-old was frozen out last March before eventually having his contract terminated and joining Fenerbahce in the January transfer window.
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