Arsenal is all Mesut Ozil has to focus on after his international exile, and he certainly put in a performance to make Joachim Low jealous against Leicester.
The creative midfielder had an extended rest, after making himself no longer available to international duty meant no national team call up for UEFA Nations League defeats to the Netherlands and France.
A bonus week off certainly helped as Ozil – who Transfermarkt currently value at £40.5million – shone on Monday night at the Emirates Stadium, leading to a standing ovation when the German was substituted on 80 minutes for Aaron Ramsey.
Across the game, the 30-year-old produced key passes to his teammates and was involved in all three of the Gunners’ goals, netting one for himself and assisting Aubameyang’s second of the night.
While Bellerin was credited with the assist for the Gabonese striker’s first, just two minutes after coming off the bench, Ozil opened the space for the pacey right-back to break behind the Leicester backline with a perfectly weighted through ball straight between the Foxes defenders.
The playmaker returning to form not only earned Arsenal’s number 10 a standing ovation at the match, but also the admiration of supporters with fans quick to praise Ozil on Twitter…
Ozil, you really Perfect footballer,and we all know that what u did in 2014, so forget what happened 2u in 2018 WC
GO AHEAD MAN⏩⏩
— Cabdalle Arbaca (@CabdalleArbaca) 23 October 2018
EVERY single game where we lose or something he always has something bad to say about us and Ozil. Can’t the man not just be happy and like him?? No because he’s a know nothing.
Fair enough it was Leicester but come on, he was brilliant last night!!! https://t.co/eng8sI5qem
— Lewi Robson (@lewi_robson) 23 October 2018
Ozil in this kind of form is unreal ??⚽️ https://t.co/NhgTbCch4n
— greig corbett (@greig_corbett) 23 October 2018
Do the people that decide actually watch the game , anyone that knows anything about football knows Ozil was on a different planet last night
— Yash (@Yashman67) 23 October 2018
Good performance from Ozil last night, reminded me of the type that Francesc Fabregas would drop 25 times a season when he was 19
— Alex (@alex49200) 23 October 2018
— Sriskandh S (@sriskandh) 23 October 2018
— Shaq Deff (@ShaqDeffOnIt) 22 October 2018
If Ozil was a trapper, he wouldn’t need scales. He could weigh the food with his first touch ?? pic.twitter.com/D6oW1E5q37
— S.N.Williams ?✍? (@StefonWilliams7) 23 October 2018