Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown says that Mesut Ozil’s strike against Ludogorets is not the best goal the Gunners have scored in the Champions League.
The Germany international has been widely applauded for his 87th minute strike which saw him beat the goalkeeper and a couple of defenders before slotting into an empty net to complete a fine comeback victory.
While Keown admitted to being impressed by the goal he feels Thierry Henry can lay claim to Arsenal’s best Champions League strikes.
“It was a great goal but Thierry Henry’s run and finish against Inter Milan was possibly better,” he told the Daily Mail.
“Henry also scored a superb goal against Real Madrid – I think he has the monopoly on Arsenal’s best Champions League goals!
“Mesut Ozil had an awful lot of fun with that goal. It was tantalising the way he made his audience wait for the moment he went in for the kill.
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“And when he did, it was in typical Ozil fashion — feathering the ball into the net. How many players would have blasted it from that position?”
Keown also feels Ozil is improving his game at Arsenal having already scored seven goals this season
“Ozil is becoming more ruthless,” he added. “It’s OK being Mr Assist, but the next step is to become the main man and start scoring goals. That’s what we’re seeing now from him.”
While it is debatable which goal is Arsenal’s best in the Champions League there is no denying the genius Ozil showed against Ludogorets with a strike which will live long in the memory.