Mesut Ozil sparkled in our 3-0 win over West Ham United on Wednesday night.
The playmaker opened the scoring with a curling shot before setting up the second for Theo Walcott.
After the match, Arsène Wenger discussed Ozil’s performance. This is what he said:
on whether something has been lifted from Mesut tonight…I feel that he is back physically, with focus. He felt, I think I know him quite well, I felt he had been hit hard by us going out in the Champions League and it took him some time to recover from that mentally. I feel for a few weeks now in training that he is really focused again and that comes out in the game.
on whether it's important to now credit Mesut…Of course, of course. We live in a world of extremes. We are always praised maybe more than we deserve it when it goes well and punished more than we deserve it when it doesn’t go well, but that’s the whole world.
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