Ozil the 'musician' a pleasure to watch, says Wenger

LONDON: Arsenal's conductor-in-chief Mesut Ozil has been likened to a musician by manager Arsene Wenger, who says the midfielder's sense of timing makes him a pleasure to watch.

Ozil has 12 assists in the Premier League so far this season, more than he managed in his two previous campaigns with the Gunners and twice as many as his nearest challengers - Gerard Deulofeu, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Riyhad Mahrez.

At the other end of the pitch for Arsenal, Peter Cech has revealed how playing an instrument has helped him become a better goalkeeper.

Cech, who has kept six clean sheets this season, has taken up drumming in his spare time and says his new hobby is especially useful for a goalkeeper.

"There are so many things I learn on the drums that I can use in goalkeeping as well, because the hand-eye co-ordination and the independence on each of the limbs is helpful," he said.

"It teaches you to use all four limbs in different ways. You need to find a way to co-ordinate things and, once you learn how to programme your brain to do that, it helps you to co-ordinate even for football."