Ozil back to his best for Arsenal!
Mesut Ozil scored a delightful header to cap a fine team move by Arsenal as they came from behind to take a 2-1 lead away to Everton.
The Germany international nodded in from a peach of a cross by Alexis Sanchez, who had combined well down the left-hand side with Alexandre Lacazette.
Despite not generally being thought of as the kind of team to launch crosses into the penalty area, Arsenal’s headed goal today continued an impressive run in the Premier League since the start of last season.
Özil nods Arsenal in front against Everton. 2-1 pic.twitter.com/O6QVcDpwnD
— Terje (@xArsenalTerje) October 22, 2017
According to data from Opta, Ozil’s header today made it 23 for the club since the beginning of 2016/17 – four more than any other team over the same period.
23 – Arsenal have scored 23 headed goals since the start of 2016-17 in the Premier League; four more than any other side. Leap. #EVEARS
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 22, 2017
For all the stick Ozil has got recently after some quiet form, he’s made a decisive impact for the Gunners this afternoon as they currently look set to take a vital three points from Goodison Park.
Arsenal fans will also be delighted to see Arsene Wenger show he can mix things up and get his team scoring from headers, with rival fans so often accusing them of being a side who try to walk the ball into the net.