Arsenal fans labelled the signing of Ozil as the second coming. Reminiscent of the signing of Dennis Bergkamp all those years ago, the hope was that Ozil could be the symbol of a new era of success at the Emirates.
However, last night he proved to everyone that he is in fact human like the rest of us. He cut the figure of a tired man, potentially exhausted after being thrown in to a new team, a new league and a new life.
The German needs to use the international break to recuperate and recharge. Arsene Wenger will be hoping he doesn't play 180 minutes for Germany this week.