Mesut Ozil rolls back the years after the former Arsenal star scores with a trademark ‘stamp finish’ for Fenerbahce in their top flight defeat by Gaziantep
- Former Gunner Mesut Ozil reminded Arsenal fans of his class with his goal
- The ‘stamp finish’ lob was typical of the German’s time at the Emirates Stadium
- However he was still unable to prevent his side losing top flight clash 3-2
Arsenal fans would have been left reminiscing over Mesut Ozil’s latest goal for Fenerbahce following their 3-2 defeat by Gaziantep on Monday.
Ozil departed the Emirates Stadium in January having arrived as a major star from Real Madrid for £42million in the summer of 2013.
Although showing glimpses of his creative class and technical brilliance, the midfielder soon fell out of favour under new boss Mikel Arteta – who froze him out of the squad nine months.
Mesut Ozil scored a classy finish for Fenerbahce during their 3-2 defeat by Gaziantep
As one of the biggest earners at the Emirates Stadium at £350,000 per week, he was then offloaded to Fenerbahce in January last year.
But having got to grips with the Turkish top flight, the 33-year-old is finding his groove again already scoring six goals in 17 games this season.
Although the latest came in defeat at home by Gaziantep, it will be a goal Arsenal fans will know all too well.
Ozil picked up a pass inside the box, before applying his trademark stamp finish, which enabled him to lift a deft lob over the onrushing goalkeeper – a regular feature during his time at the Gunners – to equalise at 1-1 after 30 minutes.
Ozil provided an assist for his side but the 33-year-old was unable to prevent them losing
Ozil, pictured with Bacary Sagna, won the FA Cup four times during his time at Arsenal
Ozil then took full adulation from fans and team-mates and played the full 90 minutes, but despite also playing an assist in the game was unable to prevent a loss on the night.
Despite his exit under a cloud from the Emirates, Ozil remains favourite among many supporters after making more than 250 appearances and winning the FA Cup four times.
‘I will continue to support them in every game they play I will be a Gunner for life – no doubt about that,’ he promised on leaving.
‘Hearing my name chanted around the Emirates will forever give me goosebumps, and the memories I’ve made putting on this jersey will stick with me for life.’
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