Video: Lacazette at the double as Ozil bags an assist

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France beat Germany 2-1 last night, and there was big Arsenal involvement in all the goals.

Update: They drew 2-2!

First, Alexandre Lacazette was provided a tap-in by some lovely Anthony Martial play in the German box.

Watch here.

Then Mesut Ozil provided the perfect throughball for Timo Werner to equalise for Germany:

Then Lacazette popped up with his second:

And Ozil was involved in the German equaliser with a lovely pass.

Hopefully it augurs well ahead of Saturday’s North London derby, and that the front three that we deployed against Everton can cause the Sp*rs defence some problems when they come to the Emirates.

Assuming, of course, that we don’t see another odd selection by Arsene Wenger. Surely not for this one though. Surely not?

It comes on top of Alex Iwobi’s two goal haul for Nigeria against Argentina, so while Christian Eriksen made headlines for his hat-trick against Ireland, the Arsenal men were getting their sights set-up too.

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elbibitos

Heh, it ended 2-2 with an *amazing* Ozil pass for Germany’s 2nd at the last minute!

NoNeck

Pretty sure it was a draw blogs. You been on the iron juice again?

adgonner

Satisfying

Mississippi Gunner

I don’t think it would be odd to put Ozil on the bench for this game. Odd for Arsene, yes. But honestly I’ve been unhappy with our #11 for a while now. He still has not signed a new contract. He was invisible against Man City except when making a run for a ball over the top like he’s a) going to fight for it and b) finish a chance. Ozil is never going to fight, I’m sorry he’s in fact a fucking pussy, and we should be playing fighters against Spurs. Nothing but Arsenal men through and through. Think I’m done. Sleep now. Coyg

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Although I somewhat agree with what you’re trying to say, Ozil is not a pussy, and has made plenty of nice runs in behinds to score some screamers (ludagarets wonder goal) or give an assist.

And I don’t buy the “he’s lazy” argument, that’s just a lazy assessment. The finger should be pointed at the manager who I’m almost certain gives him instructions not to come back in defence, and to get ready to start a counter attack. If you look at the distance covered every game you’d see that not only is he not lazy, he’s always one of the ones that covers the most ground. Every time we get a counter you see him giving 100%, including at the end of games.

But when you have no defensive cover in midfield behind him, when you have wingers & strikers not creating space by getting in behind or creating movements then how do you expect him to create chances? The guy has been the best chance creator and assist maker in England since he moved to Arsenal. This is a fact and his numbers prove it.

So if you don’t like his body language, or if you don’t like Ozil in this current arsenal set up with these players then I can understand it. But I don’t doubt his unique abilities for one second. He is a world class player and we’re not getting the best out of him.

Zyrth

Too true. Our play is horrendous failing to link up properly in attack and being over all the place while exposing ourselves in defense. We truly are well messed up at the moment

A P

I rather bench Alexis.

Sean

This attitude that somehow dropping Ozil would improve our current state really jars me. Lots of pundits have had an agenda against him for years, and it’s like their lazy assessments have finally seeped through to our own fan base. It drives me crazy because he’s really not been any worse than the majority of the other players in our squad this season. Hardly anyone’s shown up for us because the manager simply hasn’t laid out any kind of fucking system. Like which player in our squad has been playing well enough to deserve a spot ahead of him? I like Iwobi, but he’s not exactly been pulling up any trees this season. Jack’s a stronger possibility, but realistically he’d be a clear step down too (know that won’t be a popular opinion with some). Even if we were to sacrifice one of our less defensive minded players in favour of a more pragmatic approach, then if anything I’d sooner drop Sanchez than Ozil on current performances.

Mississippi Gunner

I didn’t say he was lazy. He definitely runs a lot. I said he was a pussy. I mean, fuck the meathead pundits who constantly peddle his laziness every time we lose, but shit. I’m sick of his feigning challenges and half-pressing. It’s ok to tackle people sometimes Mesut. I’m sick of defending his unique, elegant abilities when they get us no where if his teammates aren’t as good or if he narrowly misfires. Jesus Mesut, sign a contract or gtfo. Thanks for your Ludogoretz goal. That was nice.

yen

Huh, haven’t seen such a clear through ball from Özil for us in quite a time, I believe. I guess this is what we expected to see at least a bit more frequently with Lacazette’s arrival. But I think he wasn’t 1 on 1 with a keeper for us yet, right?

Deano

It would help if they played together more often.

yen

Well, they might be teammates for just another month or two, so I guess now it’s time to find out if they would click…

Alex

That’s Özil when he plays 10 and not on the right to please Ramsey and before Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Hamburg Gooner

Well, technically he was playing on the right for Germany, as Gündogan was playing in the number 10 role. But he was roaming around as usual, worked hard for every ball, even defensively, and had a great game

bdotm

Lacazette bloody knows how to finish

jack jack jack

Ridiculously good. His movement for the second is brilliant as well

Nketibag

I swear to God If Lacazette doesn’t start on Saturday I’m going to sell my house, wife and car and go live as a hermit in Indonesia feeding gorillas.

Deano

I was thinking about how furious I’d be Saturday if he wasn’t starting, don’t think I would go that extreme though.

Sg_gooner

How much do you intend to sell?

Nathan

You will end up being as disappointed because Indonesia doesn’t have any gorillas 🙂

A Different George

Orangutans though.

ForeignGooner

There are no gorillas in Asia, but otherwise an understandable reaction.

Nzink

I remember Ozil being our best player of the season, I fell in love with him and he became one of my best players ever and he still is. I would watch his individual video compilations for each and every game. His touches, vision passes, genuine joy to watch. How the media lambasts him at every chance, and I won’t speak about some of our own fans, is ridiculous for me. I really feel it’s in his best interest to leave us, not only because of the treatment he gets, but because of how arsenal don’t really provide the platform his skill set are most suited to. I think his quality really deserves more silverware which sadly I’m starting to think arsenal won’t provide him with(I know his job is bring silverware too) .I doubt that its a coincidence that with his arrival we won our first final in many years. Ozil is a fighter I have no doubt about it and he really is that glue for us when moving forward. People point to his defensive side of the game, which can improve , but we bought him knowing how he is and I don’t think he’s dropped any level from how he was for Madrid or is for Germany and I don’t expect him to change. Many don’t pay attention to his stats, but rather the subjective “body language” etc. I see him adding real value in midfields such as Mou’s, and I hate that lot,but I really want Ozil to be happy, and if it isn’t at arsenal then so be it. I’ll always admire him as player, very unique and talented, and to lose him will be sad especially coz I really think he loves the club and the manager. A real number 10,and certainly not a true midfield (6).Legendary

Vonnie

Exactly as I feel too. Thank you. I just don’t get the hate and under-appreciation that Mesut has to put up with. We never have a balanced squad, he’s a playmaker, and even he can’t work miracles if there’s no play to be made. The German national team is full of movement ahead of him and a good solid defence behind him, Arsenal is all over the place and the manager sets up the team to fail. I suppose it’s just easier to blame Mesut than take a cold hard look at everything going on around him, our non-existent midfield and unprotected defence. I personally will be gutted if he leaves, but like you I want him to be happy and win things, so either the club and manager step up or he will have to leave unfortunately.

ronaldo

why cant we see the first lacazette goal

Santori

Ozil has never been the weak link…we have far greater issues.

But some players tend to be unfair lightning rods for criticism. Flamini, Per, Giroux to name a few far better than their critics would like to suggest.

At the same time some players get the benefit of the doubt too easily…Jenkinson, Holding, Elneny even Koscielny…make mistakes but the same voices turn a blind eye.

As for Lacazette, we need to play him in the big games. Not so sure what the thinking has been there.

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