German midfielder Mesut Ozil scored his first ever professional hat-trick as the Gunners thrashed Bulgarian minnows PFC Ludogorets 6-0 in their Champions League group stage encounter.
The master of assists had already made one goal as Arsenal were 3-0 up, but then decided that he would finish things up himself this time. Ozil scored three goals in quick succession to turn a convincing victory into an absolute thrashing.
Ozil joins the esteemed company of legends (and lords) who have scored hat-tricks in the Champions League for the Gunners.
5 – Mesut Ozil is the fifth Arsenal player to score a Champions League hat-trick (Henry, Bendtner, Welbeck, Giroud). Treble.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 19, 2016
Twitter hailed the German for his majestic display, coming in the wake of intense speculation over his long term future. Gooners took this opportunity to tell the Arsenal board to sign Ozil to a long-term deal at the Emirates no matter what the cost.
— Miguel Chines (@MiguelChines) October 19, 2016
People who still don’t rate Ozil obviously don’t understand the game, he’s an absolute baller, the man oozes class #ozil
— Lee Davies (@castledavo) October 19, 2016
Ozil surely has to be considered world class …
— Ali G (@AliG_FP) October 20, 2016
The only reason i adore Arsenal is this guy #Ozil uff i love him 😍😍
— MeeNa. 🇵🇰 (@Meena_RMFC) October 20, 2016
Ozil has more open play goals in the CL in one half then Hazard has in his Career….LEVELSSS
— × (@GilbertoSiIva) October 19, 2016
Wenger just needs to close his eyes, give Ozil a contract and tell him “write any figure you want and sign it”
— Cameron Giles🇲🇼 (@Jay_SaidIt) October 19, 2016
.@Arsenal just give him all the money, change the stadium name to his have a bronze statue made to get ozil to sign a new deal
— Dazz (@DazzFisk) October 19, 2016
Give Ozil £300K I don’t even care
— Pluggin (@AbdiTV) October 19, 2016
— Mick Coppock (@MickCoppock) October 19, 2016
Give the man £500,000 a week if he wants,just make he signs up #Ozil
— The Arsenal (@thearsenal77) October 19, 2016
Give Ozil 500k pw. Give him a statue, bring back Flamini, do anything, but make him sign a contract.
— Shy (@Shyy_) October 19, 2016
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