Ian Wright believes he’s spotted Mesut Ozil’s trademark finish
Ian Wright lauded Mesut Ozil’s masterclass against Huddersfield and believes he’s spotted the Germany playmaker has perfected his own unique trademark finish.
Ozil played a starring role as Arsenal thumped David Wagner’s promoted side 5-0 at the Emirates stadium on Wednesday, cementing their place in the Premier League’s top four in the process.
The Germany international provided two assists and scored his side’s fourth goal during a devastating four-minute spell, midway through the second half.
Wright, who scored 185 goals during a glittering seven-year spell in north London, was particularly taken with the way Ozil tucked away his first goal on home soil since April, bobbling the ball under the body of Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.
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‘This finish that he does as well. It’s such a clever finish. He hits this into the ground – it’s a super finish,’ Wright said on Match of the Day.
‘The guy has got so much ability. He’s such a beautiful player to watch.
‘Mesut Ozil is unstoppable against this sort of opposition.’
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It perhaps wasn’t the clearest example of Ozil having attempted this sort of finish, but he’s certainly showcased it on several occasions previously, especially last season.
Against Ludogoretes in October the second goal of his only ever professional hat-trick came when he appeared to deliberately bobble the ball into the ground and over the goalkeeper and did the same with his winning effort against Middlesbrough, hammering the ball into the ground and past Brad Guzan at his near post.
It might not be as stylish as Thierry Henry’s famous curling side-footers, or as impudent as a Lionel Messi dink, but it could certainly end up being just as effective.
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