Arsenal fans were over the moon to see Ozil, Lacazette and Alexis finally start a game together, and the trio working together certainly lived up to expectations with all three getting on the scoresheet against Everton in an emphatic 5-2 win. The Gunners finally looked totally focused and determined to get our first away win and propel us to the fringes of the Top Four where we belong.
Ozil and Alexis did not look like they were affected by the paper talk about their commitment and their possible future destinations and produced stellar performances. So surely we will OLA start every League game from now on if they are all fit? Arsene Wenger was asked just that. “I wish” he joked. “But I feel the whole team played well. We were tested mentally when we were 1-0 down after a very good start in the game. We couldn’t finish, their keeper kept them in the game and suddenly we were 1-0 down. It was a mental test but we kept going, we kept our focus and slowly the quality of our movement, the quality of our passing gave Everton problems. After that, with the offensive strength we have, of course that made the difference.
“Alexis was on fire. I believe that he comes back from injury and has worked very hard, Ozil as well. The two of them were sharp physically, very mobile and if you have their individual quality, that makes them dangerous against any defender.
“OzilHe was superb. Agile, quick, intelligent. Always at the service of the team with his quality of his passing and when he is at that level, he is an exceptional football player.”
Before the game Wenger gave us warning that it would take a few months for Lacazette to integrate into the style of play in the Premier League but he looked relaxed today, took his goal very welland Wenger even kept him on until the 75th minute for a change. If we can keep our three attacking stars fit and well we can really start firing ourselves up the table…