Mesut Ozil deservedly picked up Sky Sports’ Man of the Match award for his outstanding performance for Arsenal against Tottenham on Saturday afternoon.
The German playmaker assisted the opening goal for Shkodran Mustafi but it was his commitment during the 84 minutes he was on the pitch which really caught the eye.
Fans and pundits alike hailed Ozil for his tracking back and willingness to put a shift in for his team. You can check out what everyone was saying on social media by clicking HERE.
The 29-year-old has often been accused of not showing enough desire when playing for the Gunners - particularly in the big matches - but he silenced his critics in style today.
Even the Neville brothers, Gary and Phil, who have been heavily critical of the World Cup winner in the past, were forced to take their hats off and salute him after this superb display.
Gary Lineker's tweet about Ozil is going viral
Gary Lineker, a former Tottenham striker with a huge soft spot for Spurs, also praised Ozil.
The Match of the Day presenter dropped a tweet about the left-footed attacking midfielder which is well on the well to going viral.
Reacting to a tweet which revealed that Ozil has now created more chances for his teammates this season (34) than any other player in the Premier League, Lineker tweeted: “He’s a class act. Just because he doesn’t charge around like a headless chicken he’s seen as lacking commitment. Utter tosh.”
In less than half-an-hour, Lineker’s post had already been retweeted 1,5000 times and ‘liked’ almost 3,000 times.
Twitter reacts to Lineker's tweet
Here’s how Lineker’s followers reacted to his tweet about today’s star man…
Arsenal fans will now be praying Ozil stays
Following today’s showing, Arsenal fans will be praying Ozil opts to sign a contract extension.
Reports suggest the Germany international will leave the Emirates Stadium at the end of the campaign, with Manchester United understood to be keen on bringing him to Old Trafford.
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