Arsene Wenger hails Mesut Ozil as absolutely magnificent after Arsenal victory

The Arsenal midfielder shone for the Gunners against Crystal Palace.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been speaking following his side’s 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace this weekend, in an interview later posted on the club’s official Twitter account.

Arsenal won a hard-fought match 2-1 at Selhurst Park, with Olivier Giroud opening the scoring with an absolute humdinger of a goal.

The visitors’ lead was short-lived, with Joel Ward equalising for Palace just 12 minutes later, but an own-goal from Damien Delaney – after good work from Alexis Sanchez – ensured Wenger’s side left with all three points.

It was a disappointing day for Palace but a huge one for Arsenal, who had lost their opening match of the season against West Ham United a week earlier.

Speaking after the match, Wenger praised one player in particular – German international Mesut Ozil.

The former Real Madrid play-maker set up the first goal and looked a threat throughout, and Wenger said, “He had a very good performance. It’s a pleasure to watch him passing. He was absolutely magnificent.

This is a big season for Ozil, who is now in his third year as an Arsenal player, and if he continues to perform like this – and remain fit – there is every chance he could be the catalyst they need to return to the summit of English football.

There is a long way to go, but Arsenal’s club-record signing certainly looks to have the bit between his teeth following his latest performance.

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