Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Mesut Ozil's performance

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Arsenal record signing Mesut Ozil enjoyed a superb second half as Arsenal drew with Southampton.

Miracles are expected of Mesut Ozil in each game he plays for Arsenal due to his hefty price tag.

The 2-2 draw away to Southampton started off as one of his non-descript performances for the Gunners, but it ended being one of the best, as the German international displayed his battling qualities.

Ozil provided an assist - from his only key pass of the game:

NameTeamGoal AssistTotal Att AssistPass completion rate %
Mesut Özil Arsenal 1 1 87.04

The German impressed in other areas, completing more successful dribbles (4) in the contest than he has in any game since joining Arsenal.

NameMatchMatchdayWon Contest
Mesut Özil Southampton vs Arsenal 23 4
Mesut Özil Sunderland vs Arsenal 04 3
Mesut Özil Arsenal vs Everton 15 3
Mesut Özil Arsenal vs Hull 14 3

He was by far Arsenal's most composed player in attacking areas, making more passes in the final third of the pitch than any of his teammates by some distance:

NameTeamPosSuccessful Final Third Passes
Mesut Özil Arsenal MF 23
Santiago Cazorla Arsenal MF 16
Nacho Monreal Arsenal DF 11
Olivier Giroud Arsenal FW 8
Serge Gnabry Arsenal MF 8

With Arsenal securing a point which could yet prove vital come the end of the Premier League season, the German's display was praised by fans. Here's how they reacted on Twitter to his performance:

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