Mesut Ozil was the star for Arsenal as the German scored the only goal at Emirates to secure a crucial win against Newcastle United.
Rafa Benitez had brought his Newcastle United side along with the intention of coming away with a point. But, a moment of magic from Mesut Ozil secured all three points for Arsenal and ensured the Gunners returned to winning ways.
Ozil was hailed for his winner on Twitter, with fans praising his ability to produce exhibits of the magic he is capable of.
Look at Ozil’s movement on this goal. Moves to the spot knowing Alexis won’t win the header and bangs in a volley. My 10. pic.twitter.com/yyohyizko0
— » (@OziIcentro) December 16, 2017
Mesut Ozil is absolutely incredible. Lining this one up for days 😱😱 pic.twitter.com/n80PFAfWV6
— Athif LFC (@athif_bc) December 16, 2017
Look at Mesut Ozil’s intelligence to read the direction of the clearence and move his body into position, while Newcastle defenders attention is pulled towards the ball. @CoachingFamily #afc pic.twitter.com/FRk1fugkcJ
— Clarke (@NaturalFootyFan) December 16, 2017
Mesut Ozil with the goal of the month pic.twitter.com/qB4Z7aItvN
— RG (@Lacazetes) December 16, 2017
Mesut Ozil continuing his audition for José Mourinho with a great goal.
— Adam McKola (@AdamMcKola) December 16, 2017
Goal of the season contender from Ozil. Sublime technique on the volley to put Arsenal 1-0 up. World class.
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) December 16, 2017
With today’s goal, Mesut Özil has scored 101 goals – adds this tally to his 216 assists and he has contributed to 317 goals in 570 appearances in his career.
One of the greatest number 10’s of all-time.
— MÖ (@OzilStatsTalk) December 16, 2017
Ozil’s goal was the kind that deserves to win a game, but it was the highlight in what was another really average performance. Nice to get the three points though.
— arseblog (@arseblog) December 16, 2017
Its almost as if Ozil sees the game a second early. The way he moved back anticipating a clearance just makes you wonder.
— Resurección (@theflawedfoot) December 16, 2017
The brilliance with which Ozil anticipated that the clearance would drop in that location and selected that technique to volley the ball home will be your portion in 2018.
— Dolapo Oni (@Dolarpo) December 16, 2017
I’ll remember that Ozil goal for years, what a thing of beauty it was. I’ve already forgotten everything else about the game.
— Jane Cavendish (@jcav90) December 17, 2017
Every time Ozil does something wonderful I think about a random English pundit complaining about Ozil and chuckle.
— Miriti Murungi (@NutmegRadio) December 16, 2017
Ozil is just different class, his technique, his vision is second to none. Beautiful to watch when he’s on form.
— On Me Head Son! (@Danielfloyd1981) December 16, 2017
There were some tweets that pointed perhaps, to the cause of Ozil’s improved performances in the recent weeks.
Ozil really has upped his effort levels last few weeks! Wonder why🤣
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) December 16, 2017
:thinking_face: Mesut Ozil’s goals + assists this season…
– Before being linked with Man Utd: 0
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) December 16, 2017
I’ve got nothing to back this up, but it looks like Wenger told Ozil they’ll meet his demands if he proves he’s worth it, and he sure has. Player of the month for the last 2 months, dragging us through games.
— Renato (@th14Renato) December 16, 2017