Arsene Wenger has claimed that Mesut Ozil is in the best form of his Arsenal career after the playmaker’s winning goal at the weekend (via The Mirror).
There wasn’t much for Arsenal fans to cheer about on Saturday. The 1-0 victory over Newcastle was very forgettable but it did produce one moment which was not.
Mesut Ozil grabbed the game’s only goal with a wonderful volley in the first-half.
The German has scored three and assisted five in his last nine matches but created enough chances to grab a few more during that time.
After the win on Saturday afternoon, Arsene Wenger was asked if he believes Mesut Ozil is in the best form of his Arsenal career.
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“Yes. Certainly, I think he takes responsibilities and that is what you want from him.
“He is mature, he guides the team, they are aware he is on the ball a lot — always your heart rate goes down when he has the ball.
“You cannot score a goal like that every week, but you can play like he plays usually every week. So that is more important. If he adds that to his game then that is even more important.”
It was a wonderful goal from a player who is wonderful to watch for the most part. It seems more and more likely that Alexis Sanchez will leave the club but we’re still in the dark on Mesut Ozil. Let’s hope the German stays for many years to come if he keeps putting in performances like he has done in recent weeks.