Wayne Rooney is the latest figure to heap praise on Mesut Ozil with the Arsenal summer signing going from strength to strength in the Premier League this season.

Ozil's move from Real Madrid to the Gunners came as a shock to many and he has since been a dominant force in England, scoring two goals and creating four as the north London side sit at the top of the table.

The 25 year old will be rested for the Germany squad this week as they take on England in a friendly match but Rooney couldn't help but speak highly of Ozil, saying his all-round abilities make him the star he is for Arsenal.

"He's a clever player," said the United striker, according to the Manchester Evening News.

"He doesn't stick to one position, he moves along the line. He moves in behind positions in midfield, he can score and assist goals. He's a fantastic player."

Sir Alex Ferguson recently revealed in his autobiography that Rooney had implored him to sign Ozil in 2010 but the then-United manager told the striker to mind his own business.

"I told him it was his job to play and perform," the Scot said. "My job was to pick the correct teams. And so far I had been getting it right."

But Rooney didn't just stop at praising Ozil, with the England international insisting that the Germany squad are full of stars who will be particularly hard to get past as the Three Lions look to show they are a serious contender for the 2014 World Cup.

"There are so many good players," he explained. "Thomas Muller works hard and scores goals - big goals as well. The biggest thing they've got is as a team. They all play together and know their jobs, That is why they are so difficult to play against."