Mesut Ozil says he’s pleased with his performances in recent weeks and happy that Arsenal’s win against Bayern Munich gives them a fighting chance of qualifying from Champions League Group F.
The midfielder, who turned 27 last week, delivered an impressively disciplined performance that culminated with a dramatic stoppage time strike that just creeped over the line despite the best efforts of Manuel Nueur.
The goal not only sealed the Gunners’ 2-0 win but also afforded Ozil the chance to indulge in
some banter a joke at the expense of compatriot Thomas Muller who’d five days earlier wished Ozil a happy birthday on Twitter while promising there’d be ‘no present’ delivered at the Emirates.
“I’m really satisfied with my performances,” Ozil told Arsenal Player after the match. “I’m on a good way, I feel at ease and you can see that the team and the manager give me their trust.
“[For my goal] I had a shot at goal and Manuel saved it brilliantly. After two or three seconds I saw that the referee was signalling a goal and I was relieved. It was clear that we had won the game at that point and I’m pleased with that.”
Ozil also reflected on the performance as a whole claiming the Gunners deserved the three points on an evening of breathtaking football.
“To win against Bayern Munich is really hard,” he continued. “We knew that it would be a tough game but you could see during the match that we created a lot of opportunities, especially in the first half, when Manuel Neuer made some superb saves.
“But ultimately I think we deserved to win. They had more possession but we had the clearer chances and that’s why we’re really pleased to have got the three points today.
“We concentrated from the first minute until the last minute. We believed in ourselves and we knew that we had made massive mistakes in the first two games.
“Today was our last chance – we had to win. We did that and now we’re back in the game. We’re all the happier for that.
“We showed heart and the fans supported us superbly. The most important thing is the three points. We have to believe in ourselves, keep working hard and then we’ll be on a good path.”
Ozil now has two goals and six assists to his name this season. Not bad for a chap who is nicking a living.