Does Ozil’s Arsenal winner deserve Zidane comparisons?

Petr Cech has hailed the strike which saw Arsenal beat Newcastle United this weekend, likening that to one of legend Zinedine Zidane.

The German international has been coming into top form in recent weeks, and his goal this weekend has only moved to highlight how far he has come.

Petr Cech has now hailed the strike which saw the Gunners win the Saturday’s encounter with Newcastle, with it reminding him of Zinedine Zidane’s shot from the European final back in 2002.

“It was a fantastic goal,” Cech said.

“It made me think of the Zidane goal in the Champions League final in Glasgow against Leverkusen.

“The ball went the other way but the technique was a moment of brilliance which literally won the game.

“He had a fantastic game, the whole game, he was actually brilliant.”

The former Chelsea shot-stopper moves on to praise the form of Ozil, blaming his lack of rest on his early-season struggles.

“I think sometimes people forget that when you play for a top national team then you play every week, play every summer, have a short break and you carry on, carry on, carry on – I think the first few months of the season the fatigue caught up with him,” Cech added.

“You could see he was as not as sharp as he is now which I think he benefits from.”

Is Ozil currently our most in-form player? Does his goal deserve the Zidane likeness?

Pat J

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  1. Muff diver says:

    One of my biggest problems with him was consistency ..he’s showing that at the moment .
    Which pleases us no end: always had the gift just when it was applied that bothered me

    Granit xhaka, Alexis Sanchez ,bellerin are automatic starters and they have been on a poor run.
    Why is Giroud only one feeling the burn of competition?

    That goal was beautiful , ozil has it all in his locker …here’s hoping it keeps coming…!

    1. miker says:

      Ozil have all in his locker, but what use is having in a locker if he don’t use them. Dare I say, ozil have what Judas got, but it’s in his locker, what a shame.

  2. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    The Zidane goal was a different technique to what Ozil did.

  3. Skills1000 says:

    WE should keep Ozil and Sell Sanchez. We also need to improve on our shooting. We keep passing the ball looking for that killer pass to draw the defenders out of position. Teams have found us out. Go back to 442. play long balls to the wide players. increase the tempo of our attacking game.

  4. Ackshay says:

    ozil has been consistent for the last 10 games plus apart from being a no 10 and creating chances he is also playing santi role of dropping deep to start the attack. oh and his defensive contribution have been very good, i’ve seen him be the 1st men to help the defense during a counter attack while sanchez sulks at the ref and iwobi is dancing like a stuck-up diva.
    Some will say he is only doing so to get a big fat contract, i dont freaking care if he plays like this he deserves the 300k he wants. Right now he is on slightly better/on par with david silva and only kevin the ginger alien is better than him as a creative midfielder

    1. Ackshay says:

      put him in that city team with sterling sane and aguero infront and henry 20 assists record is already broken with half-season remaining.

  5. Tony says:

    he is better than Zidane.put him behind Ronaldo or Henry then we will talk

    1. Ozil better than zidane????

  6. Sue says:

    Brilliant goal Ozil… more of the same please!!

  7. jl75 says:

    Ozil’s goal was gorgeous but against a struggling Newcastle.
    Zidane’s goal was in the CL final and he scored with his left foot while being right footed.
    Not sure we can compare…

  8. Vlad says:

    Biggest Ozil fan here but I don’t think we can compare the two. Different teams, different times, different circumstances, different types of players. I’d give advantage to Zidane because of all of the above.

  9. Weldone to Ozil.
    But unlike ozil, Zidane was right footed. So it was more difficult for ZIZOU to score that goal and especially in the final of the champions league…
    Again weldone to Ozil it was a good goal.

  10. Ivan says:

    Great goal from Ozil. Overall nowhere near Zidane as a player. Ozil is good against the lesser sides and usually rubbish against the better sides. He really needs others to do the dirty work for him. Zidane was a tough guy who imposed himself against very good sides.

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