Piers Morgan praises Arsenal's 'cheap' Ozil signing

Arsenal fan Piers Morgan piled the praise onto Mesut Ozil following the German's performance against Newcastle.

Piers Morgan has piled praise onto the ‘cheap’ signing of Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil following the German’s terrific performance against Newcastle United last night.

Ozil bagged Arsenal’s second goal in a 3-0 win at the Emirates Stadium and also produced an assist, which prompted the high profile Arsenal fan to pile the praise onto the club’s record signing.

It was a remarkable turnaround for Morgan, an individual so often quick to criticise the Gunners for the smallest of errors they make in big games against big and difficult opponents.

Ozil’s return to some of his best form has to be taken with a pinch of salt because Newcastle were poor but it’s encouraging considering the dip in form the German has endured since the turn of the year.

However, he was still behind three of his Arsenal teammates in terms of accurate passes and the number of touches he had on the ball.

  ClubPosGoal AssistGoalsAccurate PassTouchesAppsMins
Santiago Cazorla Arsenal MF 1 0 69 114 1 90
Mesut Özil Arsenal MF 1 1 47 69 1 74
Mikel Arteta Arsenal MF 0 0 81 101 1 90
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal MF 0 0 64 89 1 74

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