Ozil secures Arsenal win



November 2, 2016
Ozil secures Arsenal win

Mesut Ozil celebrates

The German playmaker's goal was nothing short of a masterpiece.

Mesut Ozil scored a masterpiece of a goal to cap a 3-2 comeback Arsenal win over Ludogorets and book a place in the Champions League knockout round.

And boss Arsene Wenger says that the German playmaker made the “optimal solution” to score the 88th-minute matchwinner.

Ozil sprang the offside trap to meet a long ball with just the keeper ahead of him.

But instead of hitting it past the advancing gloveman first time, Ozil scooped it over his head and floored a pair of backtracking defenders before rolling the ball into an open net.

Wenger says: “You know, I would say the great players make the right decisions in the game situations they face. They always make the optimal solution.

“To me it didn’t look for a while like the optimal solution, but when the ball was in the net I thought it was! You wanted him to take maybe his chance earlier but at the end he had enough skill to prove that he was right.”

The Gunners found themselves 2-0 down after 15 minutes, before Granit Xhaka and Olivier Giroud got their team on terms again.

Ahead of Arsenal’s north London derby this weekend, Wenger adds: “I give credit to the team spirit because it’s linked with belief.

“When you have positive results it shows a healthy mentality in the group together, and that comes out in these kind of games.”

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