Mesut Ozil cannot wait for Monday’s match against Liverpool - because of his memories of last season’s corresponding fixture.
Arsenal produced a highly-polished display when beating Brendan Rodgers’ side 4-1 at Emirates Stadium in April.
Ozil scored a fine first-half free-kick, and he believes that was due to extensive pre-match practice.
"It was a nice feeling. When you assist goals or score them yourself, it does you good but what’s most important is that we have success as a team"
“During the warm-up I kept focusing on that corner and took five shots after the other,” he said. “The practise went well and that’s why I thought during the game that it had gone well in the warm-up so I would surprise the goalkeeper. That’s how I scored the goal, and I was really pleased with it.
“It was a nice feeling. When you assist goals or score them yourself, it does you good but what’s most important is that we have success as a team and that was the case against Liverpool last season.
“We were really convincing, the whole team was very focused and played really well.
“I remember that we delivered a really convincing display. In the first half we decided the game because we had a high level of concentration and wanted to utilise our potential.
“We want to do that again this time. We’re at home and we know exactly how we can beat Liverpool. That’s what we want to do on Monday.”
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