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Unsung Hero: Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil remains lowkey in draw versus Norwich City

Unsung Hero: Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil remains lowkey in draw versus Norwich City

Arsenal came away with a draw away to relegation-threatened Norwich City with one player proving to be lowkey for the Gunners.

Teemu Pukki opened the scoring against the run of play as he hit an effort which deflected in off Shkodran Mustafi.

Arsenal hit back when they were awarded a penalty after a handball from Christoph Zimmermann. After missing the first penalty, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck home at the second time of asking.

However, Norwich took the lead just before half-time after a goal from Todd Cantwell before Aubameyang equalised when Mustafi’s initial effort was blocked.

Bernd Leno was in inspired form as he made six saves in the game, including a superb save from Kenny McLean to ensure Freddie Ljungberg’s side left Norfolk with a point (via WhoScored).

Aubameyang scored a brace, taking his tally up to 10 Premier League goals for the season with the Gabonese man having won his side 11 points this season, the most of any player in the division (via BBC).

However, it was Mesut Ozil, who seemed to go unnoticed with his performance against the Canaries.

For starters, the German created both goals from set-pieces he took as Daniel Farke’s side struggled with Ozil’s set-piece magic.

He was also at the heart of everything the side did creative-wise, playing the most key passes (4) and the most final third passes of any player on the pitch (35).

Ozil also had the joint-second most shots (2) of any player in Ljungberg’s side, also contributing to the side’s goalscoring efforts.

Football.London agreed with this assessment as they gave Ozil a seven out of 10, commenting on his dead-ball delivery.

They said: “set pieces caused continual headaches for the Norwich defence, ultimately leading to Aubameyang’s penalty, but he was no less dangerous from open play.”

“Against disciplined opponents, his appreciation of space was perhaps Arsenal’s most valuable asset.” (Source: football.london)

Arsenal fans, what did you make of Ozil’s performance yesterday? Let us know your thoughts!

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