Mesut Ozil was on another planet during Arsenal’s emphatic 5-0 win over Huddersfield.
Arsenal got off their mark early with a fourth-minute goal from Alexandre Lacazette. It looked as if it was going to be a straight-forward win, and the scoreline probably suggests it was, but it was anything but.
The Gunners took their foot off the break from around the 20th minute until the second half, where they still struggled to get a grip of the game early on.
Fortunately, despite the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Granit Xhaka not really turning up, Ozil went on a mad one, assisting twice and scoring in the space of three minutes. What a player he is. He’s simply unstoppable when he’s in this form and I’m definitely here for the midfielder continuing to make pundits look stupid.
Here’s how everyone got on individually against Huddersfield.
Petr Cech – 7
The goalkeeper only had to make two saves all game but they were huge saves. We know how fragile this current Arsenal team’s egos are and, if he hadn’t kept the scoreline at 1-0, we may never have bothered to score the other four.
Laurent Koscielny – 7
The centre-back was solid with a 93% pass success rate. He won four defensive duels overall and made three clearances, as well as three interceptions.
Shkodran Mustafi – 7.5
Although it wasn’t Mustafi’s best performance, he was definitely one of our best players come full-time.
The German made seven (!) interceptions, won four tackles and made three clearances. He also completed 92% of his passes.
Nacho Monreal – 6
The defender had a quiet came but, as usual, didn’t really put a foot wrong.
Next up, midfield