'Crisis over' - German press react to Mesut Ozil's Arsenal performance

Ozil Celebrates Scoring

Mesut Ozil's FA Cup display for Arsenal has the Germans fearing he could be back to his best ahead of the Bayern fixture.

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil bounced back at the weekend to net his first goal for the club since early December, also against Everton.

The German international's form - or lack of - has been a hot topic in the UK and in his homeland, and with a Champions League clash with Bayern Munich in two days time, his goal is a case of perfect timing.

Booed off during his country's international friendly despite an assist last week, the confidence boost will be welcome to Arsenal's record signing.

Here's a round-up of headlines and snippets in Germany regarding the £42.4 million man:

SportBILD: 'Crisis over: Ozil shines in Arsenal win' 

"The midfielder played great, hit first to make it 1-0 and set up another goal - before being named man of the match."

T-Online: "Mesut Ozil laid the foundations for the progression of Arsenal into the semi-finals of the FA Cup."

Thuerringe-Allgemaine: The strongly criticized Özil tweeted after his good performance, '4:1 - That was important. Thanks for the support.' Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger hopes that his record signing can frequently present his best in the final sprint."

Kicker: "There was no trace of protection before the Munich trip, and Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil could begin while Lukas Podolski and Serge Gnabry spent 90 minutes on the bench."

TZ: "For Mesut Özil it came after harsh criticism from one of the most important games in his young time at Arsenal...  Özil showed up again in excellent shape."

It illustrates that Ozil's quality is far from forgotten about in Germany, and there's an awareness he may be primed to stick one to his critics at the Allianz Arena.

Arsenal have a 2-0 deficit to try to turn around against the Bundesliga leaders, but if they can't, Ozil at least knows there is at least one Wembley clash in the FA Cup in which to show his credentials on the grand stage. 

image: © wonker

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