CR7 one of the greatest ever - Ozil

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Ozil, 29, played alongside the five-time Ballon d'Or winner during 2010-2013 in a fearsome attack under the guidance of manager Jose Mourinho.

And in a personal article written on Arsenal's official website he paid homage to the Juventus club record signing, who opened up his Serie A account against Sassuolo over the weekend.

"People always ask me about what it was like to play with Cristiano Ronaldo and all I can say is that I've never seen a person like him," Ozil wrote.

"He works really hard and is the first guy to get into the training ground, then the last one to leave. He's very professional and always wants to win, even in the training games.

"Of course I was looking at what he was doing, even something as simple as just looking at his shooting technique," the Germany international added.

"I really enjoyed playing with him because he made me better on the pitch and he's a great guy off it, too. I gave him loads of assists and he doesn't need me to remind him of that!

"It was easy to play with him because you didn't need to create a lot of chances. Even if I just gave him two passes, he would score two goals and that's why he's one of the greatest footballers who's ever lived."

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