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?