Olivier Giroud hailed Mesut Ozil following his impressive second-half performance against Huddersfield on Wednesday evening and insisted .

Giroud netted a brace against the Terriers, helping Arsenal to a 5-0 victory at the Emirates. However, the striker doesn’t believe the Gunners would have as much success without a certain German playmaker on the pitch.

“Yes, of course (Ozil’s committed),” Giroud said.

“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.”

Ozil managed to provided two assists and score a goal himself within four minutes against Huddersfield, proving that when he switches it on, the 29-year-old is unstoppable. He also played five key passes – more than any other player on the pitch.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 29: Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides second goal with Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Huddersfield Town at Emirates Stadium on November 29, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

However, it’s hard to fully enjoy another stunning performance from the midfielder when his future is still so uncertain. With just six months left on his current contract and no word of him extending, despite reports that he renewed his executive box at the Emirates back in June, we don’t truly know whether he’ll be at the club next year.

Especially since the rumours linking him with Barcelona and Manchester United are continuing to circulate.

Arsene Wenger insists that neither Alexis Sanchez, who’s been linked with Manchester City, or Ozil will be leaving in January unless something ‘unbelievable’ happens, which isn’t really that comforting.

As Giroud says, Ozil is a key player for Arsenal and it would be a genuine shame if he leaves.