Arsenal fans were left head over heels for Mesut Ozil as he dazzled the Emirates Stadium against Napoli on Thursday evening.
Starting behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, the German playmaker was crucial in dictating the Gunners’ play in their Europa League clash, with the north London faithful raving on Twitter over what they saw from their much-maligned ace.
The Daisy Cutter has picked out some of the Arsenal faithful’s raving tweets:
— Chirag Salian (@ChiragSalian14) April 11, 2019
Ozil is an absolute beauty.
— Temitope Agboola™ (@topgee992) April 11, 2019
Ozil ran the show that first half 👏👏 more of the same second half plz
— stiv thomson (@stephenthomson0) April 11, 2019
This was Ozil at his finest. When given the time and space he can pull strings better than anyone and that was exactly what happened against the Italians. Unfortunately for Arsenal his top quality performances have been few and far between of late. A sign of things to come? The Gunners can only hope so.
Koscielny, Ramzizou, Ozil all 10/10 tonight. Tears in my eyes. These men are rolling back the years ffs
— — (@Regixta) April 11, 2019
Ozil has been brilliant tonight. This is what we want to see every week.
— Wayne Hearne (@wayne1984hearne) April 11, 2019
This will be the feeling of many Arsenal fans. If he can put in this sort of performance, why can he not do it on a regular basis?
Ozil is the best player on earth, messi and ronaldo are from another planet!!
— Darius Kincaid® (@YankeesXXXX) April 11, 2019
Once upon a time Ozil was up there with the best of the best. His fall from grace has been a startling one though, and to suggest he is among the world’s greatest now is a stretch too far.
Best I've seen Ozil play in a long time. Plenty of energy off the ball and moving it quickly when he does have it.
— Adam Baldwin (@adambaldwin92) April 11, 2019
Ozil is bullying Napoli. Pity the front two are not on the same wavelength as him
— Prince🇮🇪 (@PrinceePathan) April 11, 2019
With Ozil dazzling, perhaps the biggest disappointment of Thursday was the fact Arsenal could not find more goals. The men in front of him, usually so lethal when it comes to sticking the ball away, had a rare off day. Perhaps it was because Ozil had lifted his game to a level that they were not expecting. Either way, it could, and should, have been more comfortable.