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Wilshere defends axed Ozil: He is Arsenal's best player

Jack Wilshere has lept to the defence of former Arsenal teammate Mesut Ozil after his Premier League axe.

Ozil took a swipe at the Gunners and their lack of 'loyalty' in a withering social media statement.

BBC presenter Gary Lineker quoted Ozil's statement and wrote: "Every footballer wants to play.

"Not being able to, regardless of salary, is soul destroying."

Released West Ham midfielder Wilshere, who spent ten years at Arsenal from 2008 and has seen his career cruelly curtailed by injuries rather than internal fallouts like Ozil, replied to Lineker saying: "Spot on Gary, especially when you are the best player!"

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