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Arsenal fans are buzzing with Mesut Ozil's stunning Germany performance

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Mesut Ozil is like the marmite of football sometimes: you either love him or you hate him.

The Arsenal midfielder is known as one of the best pure playmakers in world football and his assist record is nothing to be scoffed at.

He has tallied 38 assists for Germany alone, had a record of one every other game for Real Madrid and in four years with Arsenal, he has 42 Premier League assists for the club.

Still, the German midfielder has come under heavy scrutiny at times for his perceived lethargic style and now that he is in the final year of his contract at the Emirates Stadium, some Gooners would like to see some loyalty from Ozil.

After a difficult start to the season where he put in nondescript performances against Stoke and Liverpool, Arsenal legend Ian Wright told him to sort his future out and sign a new contract.

With the pressure mounting, Ozil turned on the style for his national team during a 6-0 demolition of Norway last night.

The former Schalke product scored a sensational opening goal before laying on an assist for long-term Arsenal target Julian Draxler, too. Take a look below:

As you can imagine, the Arsenal faithful were delighted with the timely reminder of Ozil's qualities and took to Twitter to laud their No. 11.

However, Wright just wants to see Ozil commit his future to the club and end this ongoing standoff.

“Sign a contract, if you feel that strongly about people criticising the team — because you’re somebody who is integral to Arsenal’s success.

“You’re not signing a deal and you’re probably going to continue to hide behind the fact Sanchez is the one that everybody’s going to say, ‘Is he going to go?’.

“A player that is not actually performing on the pitch is coming out, calling people out — and he’s not signing a contract.

“It’s laughable. When they start playing, we’ll stop criticising. Ozil has been talking a lot — but what exactly is he doing? Sign a new contract and show how much you care about Arsenal.”

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