Mesut Ozil scored the winning goal for Arsenal with just a few minutes to play on Tuesday night. It wasn’t just any goal either – the German lobbed the keeper before controlling the ball, sending two defenders flying and passing into an empty net. It was a really special goal with some already naming it a contender for goal of the season.
Goals have always been a part of Ozil’s game that has been lacking – but in recent weeks he has been scoring consistently and he is now already close to scoring more this season than he managed last campaign. Why is that? Well he has listened to Arsene Wenger and added another dimension to his game – that is attacking runs. Previously Ozil would have sat off, allowed others to run ahead and purely focus his game on creating – now he uses his intelligence to make those runs on the shouder – and he’s scored several goals because of it.
This was a top quality goal though, his best of the season so far no doubt and probably his best in an Arsenal shirt. Alexis Sanchez and Ozil are the difference makers in this Arsenal team and with Alexis having a quiet game last night, Ozil had to step up and make his mark and he did just that. As well as his goal he managed another assist and a phenomenal 90% pass accuracy on average throughout the game.
Fans and fellow pros have been applauding Mesut for his goal – here’s how Hector Bellerin, Damian Martinez and Michael Ballack reacted on Twitter.
— Michael Ballack (@Ballack) November 1, 2016
Mesut😱 I mean, we know you are good bro, but WOW!! @MesutOzil1088
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) November 1, 2016
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) November 1, 2016
Mesut that was incredible 😍😨😱@MesutOzil1088
— Emiliano Martínez (@emimartinezz1) November 1, 2016
Arsenal fans will now hope that the player signs a contract extension! He and Alexis have less than two years remaining on their current contracts and both players are at the moment proving their worth to the club. They are reportedly asking for £250,000 a week, but on this form Arsenal cannot afford to lose one, let alone both of these players if they plan to progress.