Mesut Ozil has been on an impressive run of form since his eye-catching performance against Manchester United in which he provided an assist, before scoring one himself during the 3-0 rout. Following another impressive showing against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night that was capped with a goal, the 2014 World Cup winner was at it again against Everton, floating a perfectly weighted ball over the Toffees defense for Olivier Giroud to connect and slot home with a header.
The assist during the 2-1 win over Roberto Martinez’s side was his seventh of the season, and it propelled Giroud to scoring his third goal in seven days, following goals against Watford and Bayern in the run up to the Everton game.
Speaking during a media address after the game, Giroud revealed that it was because of the proper understanding with the 27-year old midfielder that he was able to score the header, as revealed on the Official Club website:
It’s a few weeks since I’ve started a game, with the national team. It was really important for me to come back.
We have a different profile with Theo, and he was doing well at the beginning of the season. I try to bring what I know I can do well for the team so I’m pleased with the header.
It was a fantastic ball from Mesut. We have a good understanding on the pitch and I’m pleased for the team because we have given a really great performance with [plenty of] dedication and commitment
From the look of things this Arsenal side is really starting to gel now. Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin have formed a formidable partnership to shield the back four. Speaking of the back four, things couldn’t get any better with Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny at the centre of the defense. Petr Cech’s invaluable experience between the sticks is a given and with speed upfront, the best is yet to come.