Mesut Ozil Pulls Off Outrageous Touch In The Build-Up To Arsenal's Third Goal
Mesut Ozil produced an outrageous touch in the build-up to Arsenal's third goal against Liverpool, and their fans have showered the returning star with huge praise.
Ozil has been left out of Arsenal's squad for six consecutive games and he has made just one Premier League appearance this season.
But Unai Emery has handed the German a spot in the starting line-up in Wednesday's League Cup clash and the 31-year-old midfielder repaid his manager's faith with a superb first-half performance.
Ozil pulled the strings in the attacking third, including a stunning touch for his side's third goal of the night.
He quickly latched onto a stray past and deftly set-up Bukayo Saka who squared the ball to Gabriel Martinelli who found the back of the net from close range.
Ozil :point_right: Saka :point_right: Martinelli :fire:
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- Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) October 30, 2019
Needless to say, Ozil's outing got Arsenal fans talking on social media.
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"We score three against Liverpool at Anfield...all after Ozil starts....coincidence?" one Twitter user wrote.
A second Tweeted: "MESUT OZIL WHAT A TOUCH."
Another added: "DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHY WE WANT OZIL FREED???????"
3-1! What a turnaround.
Ozil running the show, which prompts the obvious question: WHY DOESN'T HE DO IT WHEN IT MATTERS? God he's so frustrating. pic.twitter.com/koeNQmDsQy
- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 30, 2019
Ozil out here dropping 9/10 all over the pitch. Emery don lose this battle. #afc
- R. Sanhelli's Rolodex (@bunmzi) October 30, 2019
Mad that Torreira and Ozil, our two best midfielders, make our midfield better
- Tom Usher (@tom_usher_) October 30, 2019
Amazing the difference it makes to have a player who might be a luxury but sure knows how to put on a passing masterclass when he's in the mood. #Ozil
- Amy Lawrence (@amylawrence71) October 30, 2019
Arsenal currently lead 3-2 at the break.