On Monday, Arsenal took to Twitter to let the fans know that it was exactly five years to the day that Mesut Ozil scored his first goal for the club, a lovely strike against Napoli in the Champions League group stages. The German’s strike against the Italians was the first of the 40 goals that he’s bagged so far as an Arsenal player.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 1 October 2018
Mesut Ozil is one of the most talented players in the Premier League and Arsenal are lucky to have him. It’s true that the German has come under criticism in the past for lacking work ethic and ‘going missing’ in big games, but when he’s on song he’s nearly unstoppable and the Gunners will be keen to see more of that Mesut Ozil, like they saw on that night against Napoli back in the 2013/14 season.
Ozil will always be viewed as a creator over a goalscorer and his stats live up to that too. In his time at The Emirates, he’s bagged an impressive 71 assists in his 203 games under Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery, going at a rate of just under an assist every three games he plays for the club. That record will be one he’s keen to continue and the fans will be desperate to see more goals and assists from the 29-year-old star.
You can read The Gunners’ verdict on Ozil here:
5 years later he’s on the back of 3 goals in 4 games, the last of which he scored wearing the captain’s armband.
— Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) October 1, 2018
And Arsenal becomes his home
— Odianosen (@SammmmmmyLee) 1 October 2018
The technique of that goal vs Napoli was world class
— Radinita (@KingTheunis) October 1, 2018
Vs Napoli, was there to see it, what a goal it was too
— Liam Murphy (@LiamMurphy_91) October 1, 2018
Still can’t believe we’ve got Ozil!
— goldenboyz (@warriuhs) October 1, 2018
Oh my god this is adorable!!
— Farah Saadaoui (@farah_saadaoui2) 2 October 2018
Absolute banger of a goal
— Anders Engebretsen (@anders_official) October 1, 2018
The Gunners loved seeing this reminder of Ozil’s first Arsenal goal and they’ll be keen to see more goals from the German magician in the coming weeks.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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