Football

.

Mesut Ozil stuns Arsenal fans with incredible pass to Sead Kolasinac vs Burnley

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

With Mesut Ozil's future at Arsenal up in the air at the moment, it was always going to be interesting whether he would feature against Burnley on Saturday.

Unai Emery made the controversial decision to leave the German out of his match-day squad for Wednesday's defeat to Tottenham, which he claimed was for "tactical reasons".

In the days that followed there were suggestions Emery didn't think Ozil suited his high-pressing style of play and that his £350,000-per-week wages were an issue.

Arsenal's manager sought to clear up the situation in Friday's pre-match press conference, though, by saying Ozil does have a future and that he trusts him.

"The player's salary is not important for me," said Emery, per Goal. "I do not know the players' salaries because for me they are the same.

"The most important thing is the commitment and they are there, every player, with the commitment. When I decide not to play them it is because of a tactical decision.

"Mesut is okay [for Saturday]. I trust in him, I trust in our team and our players. We are going to play and our game plan is tactically to get the best performance for each individual. That is my focus."

In the end Emery opted to start Ozil for the Burnley game in his favoured No.10 role behind Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Arsenal FC v Burnley FC - Premier League

And within 14 minutes the 30-year-old showed exactly what he offers Arsenal with a pretty incredible pass to Sead Kolasinac to set up Aubameyang's opener.

In the video(s) below, Ozil somehow spots Kolasinac making a run towards the back post and carves open Burnley's defence with the most perfect through ball.

How has he seen that pass? That's the question Arsenal fans were asking of Ozil's moment of magic, as you can see from the below selection of tweets.

Topics:
Football
Unai Emery
Sead Kolasinac
Alexandre Lacazette
Mesut Özil
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Premier League
Arsenal

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again