Mesut Ozil has taken a trip down memory lane and talked us through that Liverpool goal last season, as well as how we intend to beat them again on Monday.
Last time we faced Liverpool, Ozil rattled the top left corner of Simon Mignolet’s net with a sensational free kick. We ended up winning 4-1 and the match was one of the highlights of last season.
Our German playmaker has been talking about his stunning goal, and the preparation that went into it.
“During the warm-up I kept focusing on that corner and took five shots after the other,” the German said. “The practise went well and that’s why I thought during the game that it had gone well in the warm-up so I would surprise the goalkeeper. That’s how I scored the goal, and I was really pleased with it.”
Ozil continued, “It was a nice feeling. When you assist goals or score them yourself, it does you good but what’s most important is that we have success as a team and that was the case against Liverpool last season.”
Goals from Hector Bellerin, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud marked a landslide victory – one of our first over a rival in a while.
On the match as a whole, he admitted, “We were really convincing, the whole team was very focused and played really well. I remember that we delivered a really convincing display. In the first half we decided the game because we had a high level of concentration and wanted to utilise our potential.”
Adding, “We want to do that again this time. We’re at home and we know exactly how we can beat Liverpool. That’s what we want to do on Monday.”
The 26-year-old only scored five goals last season and assisted nine. However, after suffering a serious knee injury in the first half of the season, as long as he can stay fit, Ozil should be easily looking at double digits this season. He was unreal against Crystal Palace and I can only imagine how amazing he will become at Arsenal if he can remain injury-free.