Olivier Giroud has insisted Arsenal players have never doubted Mesut Ozil, and said the midfielder has shown his commitment to the club in recent weeks.
You cannot be at the top level all the time,” said Giroud. “Sometimes people expect the best from you every single game because you are a top player. I can understand that. But we never had any doubts about his quality, that is for sure.”
He added: “He is a top player and we need him.
“He makes the best choice most of the time. He knows when he has to pass the ball or to shoot and when you are in a good position you always think he thinks assist before scoring, even if he scored tonight.
“I am very happy for him. He is our playmaker and is a key player.”
Mesut Ozil was in sensational form against Huddersfield on Wednesday night as he scored a goal and made two others in the space of four minutes.
It is the first time in Ozil’s Premier League career he had a hand in three goals in one match.