Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to express their disbelief at the vision and creativity that Mesut Ozil displayed in the build up to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opening goal against Burnley.
The German, who was restored to the starting line-up after being left out of the midweek loss against Tottenham due to ‘tactical reasons’, clipped an exquisite curling ball to the far post for the onrushing Sead Kolasinac to latch on to, before squaring for the Gabonese forward to finish.
Ozil’s pass managed to completely cut through a solid Burnley defence like a hot knife through butter, and eased any early nerves from the Emirates faithful who have seen their side lose their last two games against Southampton and Spurs.
If only the Gunners’ supporters could see more of these types of moments, then perhaps Unai Emery wouldn’t leave the no.10 out of the side so much.
Let’s take a look at some of the best tweets…
Kolasinac wasn't even in the picture when Ozil made the pass.
This is the vision of Ozil. pic.twitter.com/MnC8iX9EYe
— P™ (@Cechque) December 22, 2018
Ozil’s pass for the first goal 😍 #ARSBUR
— Omar Jamal (@OmarJ_95) December 22, 2018
This pass by Ozil is unreal, Kolasinac was not even in the frame (1st picture). Ozil is one of the five players in the world who can do this. Crazy that Emery left him out of the Arsenal squad last week. pic.twitter.com/NbZshYASFs
— RL (@TrippieMessi) December 22, 2018
Seeing Mesut Ozil's pass from all angles.
As I said last year, after his death, scientists must preserve that guy's left foot to ASSIST in medical research.
— Saddick Adams Obama (@SaddickAdams) December 22, 2018
WHAT A PASS FROM OZIL WOW
— Woz ⚽️ (@wozthegooner) December 22, 2018
That Ozil pass is a joke 🔥
— Matthew Harris (@00harrm1) December 22, 2018
That pass that Ozil played to Kolasinac was so special man. Not just to see that run but to be able to pull it off, 95% of players would overhit it.
— FG (@FunnyGooner) December 22, 2018