Mesut Ozil scored his first goal since December yesterday when he struck just minutes after Granit Xhaka’s sublime free-kick had given his side the lead. It was a big day for Ozil, he made his St James Park debut and his 200th Arsenal appearance and marked both with a goal.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 15 September 2018
The German has often come in for criticism for his performances and at times this season having Ozil on the pitch has been like playing with ten men. However, he silenced those who slate him with his goal as he helped put Newcastle to the sword to make it three straight wins for Unai Emery after what was a tough start with back-to-back losses against Manchester City and Chelsea.
It will be a very long season for Ozil and co at The Emirates. The club are competing in the Europa League for a second consecutive season and if they can continue Unai Emery’s theme of success in the competition they’ll need big performances from their best players and Mesut Ozil is certainly one of those. When the going gets tough at the club it will be up to Ozil to step up and drag his side through games, if he can keep up his goalscoring and matchwinning form, though, that shouldn’t be a problem.
You can read The Gunners’ verdict on Ozil here:
Mesut and Granit silencing the haters #COYG
— IMV Sports Talk (@ImvSports) 15 September 2018
What a way to mark 200 games. Absolute legend
— Ricky (@HarisonRamon) September 15, 2018
Ozil remains the g.o.a.t pic.twitter.com/yEIDKGrqJa
— King (@theDamorela) 15 September 2018
HE IS BACK BABY!
— LachieC8 (@LachieArsenal8) 15 September 2018
We’ve got Mesut…
— Cyan Rose (@Cyan_Rose) 15 September 2018
We got Ozil. #YaGunnersYa
Marking his 200th aprearence with a brilliant goal.
— Dr D Mulaudzi (@DrMulaudzi) September 15, 2018
Assist on Debut and Goal on 200th App!
— Priyanका राऊत (@PriyaRaut_AFC) 15 September 2018
The fans are delighted with Ozil and will be keen to see him continue to impress as the season draws on.