Arsenal’s social media team has launched the hashtag #AssistMeMesut dedicating it to the man who helped the Gunners win all three points with that incredible solo goal against Ludogorets Razgrad earlier in the week.
The goal itself was a moment of magic. With the score at 2-2 and just a few minutes left on the clock, Özil broke clear and had the composure to chip the ball over the goalkeeper and round two defenders before sliding the ball into an empty net.
The German had already proven his quality earlier in the match, contributing to Arsenal’s first goal of the evening which was scored by Granit Xhaka. It gave the Gunners a route back into the match after going two goals down early on.
Twitter had already exploded thanks to the quality of the strike, but now the official Arsenal page has added fuel to the fire with a new hashtag. The club has urged fans to come forward with anything they’d like the German to help them with using the hashtag #AssistMeMesut, and they’ve certainly come forward.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 2, 2016
Here are a few of the wittiest responses to the trend.
- Arsenal prepare loan offer for striker with two goals in 32 games
- Ex-Arsenal boss Unai Emery set to become next Newcastle manager
- ‘Unhappy’ Arsenal striker will only stay if one promise is met
My country needs a new president. Urgently! https://t.co/VGf1iPfIg3
— Tino (@TinoNyandoro) November 2, 2016
#AssistMeMesut and sign a new contract.
— TF⁹ (@TheFalseNein) November 2, 2016
— B Larsen | Arsenal (@BLarsenAFC1886) November 2, 2016
— THE BIG APPLE (@lagrossepomme) November 3, 2016
I’ve got some noisy neighbours who I’m seeing on Sunday, can u help me silence them please?#AssistMeMesut
— Moh Haider (@ArsenalMoh8) November 2, 2016
— Squid Boy (@TheSquidBoyLike) November 2, 2016
— Xhaka’s GoonerGal (@TheGoonerette) November 2, 2016
— SheWoreARedPoppy (@SheWore) November 2, 2016
— D (@Highbury_74) November 2, 2016
— GG (@GunnaGranit) November 2, 2016
— Paddy (@VieiraPaddy) November 2, 2016
— Tom Gordon (@GoonerGordo) November 2, 2016
— 1886 (@1886_blog) November 2, 2016
— Enes (@GoaIkick) November 2, 2016
I can’t decide if I want to buy the home or away Arsenal jersey, can you help? #AssistMeMesut
— Victor Olorunfemi (@VicOlorunfemi10) November 2, 2016
— Ramadan Rambo (@sahid2304) November 2, 2016
— Sammy (@ClassicMesut) November 2, 2016
#AssistMeMesut I just cant get out of the friendzone mateeeee
— ismaël (@belongtocass) November 2, 2016
— #WIB (@AFCboston) November 2, 2016
— Nimish Kotecha (@nimskikotech) November 2, 2016
— Walter F (@bassdog61) November 2, 2016
— Scott Spurgeon (@SpotScourge) November 2, 2016
— Alex Barrett (@AlexBarrett9) November 2, 2016