Step forward Arsenal´s new goal machine – Mesut Ozil

Quite a bit of the talk about arsenal this season has been about the fact our usual king of the assist, Mesut Ozil, was still to provide on this season after a lengthy spell without one in the second half of last season, but I very much doubt that many people will mention it for a while.

Not only did the German end that long barren spell by setting up Theo Walcott for the Gunners’ second of the night in our Champions League game with Ludogorets, he also netted the first hat-trick of his professional career to give Arsenal a fantastic 6-0 win over the Bulgarian champions and put us in a great position to win a UCL group for the first time in years.

So while Ozil’s reputation as king of the assist may be under threat, he is now a serious goal threat who has now bagged six goals in eight games. None of the three against Ludogorets was as spectacular as that volley against Swansea last weekend, although the third was a pretty sweet left foot volley from a Lucas cross and the first came from a great run in behind and cool right footed finish, but all were taken well and just the fact he is getting in the right areas and having the confidence to shoot suggests there will be plenty more to come.

With regular scorers Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez also getting on the scoresheet and the Ox chipping in, not to mention Iwobi, Lucas, Giroud and Ramsey, have Arsenal now got enough goal power to go all the way and win a major trophy?



  1. Break-on-through says:

    I loved the way they went into the game talking about our weakness which you could see they saw it being our left side. Arsene makes changes to that side which had the pace and power to nullify them. One big cul de sac it turned out to be. Walcotts goal, I seriously didn’t believe he had that in him. The ball out to him was nothing special but the way Walcott pulled it out of the air in the one movement with it setting himself up on the other foot and then how sweet do you want it, plenty sweet. Loved how hungry Perez looked too, the lad looks eager, he looks like he could get a few goals if the worst does ever happen with Alexis.

  2. pubgooner says:

    Ozil scoring two with right leg…awesome. Wenger keeps on saying Ozil is a scoring machine at practice games. Sorry….got pssing drunk, just coming from pub partying the night away…Too high and Too happy! hehehe..

  3. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    I have to say from what little I have seen so far Perez always seems to be involved and is getting some decent assists

  4. leo...fourteen says:

    Y is no one talking abt that pass from the midfield to set up ozil first goal…n the fact that chamberlain just turned andre pirlo over night…like those precise thru balls to ozil to set up walcot n that to perez to set up ozil…

    1. Wilshegz says:

      pirlo? he couldn’t give an accurate pass to Walcott in the 8yard box.

  5. Onochie says:

    I will wait for Ozil to score in three consecutive matches before calling him goal machine,the only “goal machine” we currently have now is walcott. I think Ozil just taught theo how to take his chances. Let’s see how he responds in the next game.

  6. Wilshegz says:

    with Alexis in somewhat a false9 every offensive player is a “new goal machine”.
    I’m not the greatest fan of Ramsey but I’m sure he ll relish playing in this new Arsenal set up where any1 can swap position in the front line and score.
    Iwobi is next to start banging in the goals.

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