Mesut Özil: Arsenal opener was like PlayStation goal

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Mesut Özil has praised Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud for orchestrating a spectacular team goal to open the scoring against Norwich City on Saturday, saying it was like something from a computer game.

The Gunners ran out 4-1 winners in the end, though it was not as comfortable as the score suggests, and all the goals were impressive.

However, it was the one that got the ball rolling at Emirates Stadium on an entertaining afternoon that has got many calling the goal of the season already.

Wilshere, Cazorla and Giroud exchanged a number of quick touches around the edge of the area to slice open the Canaries defence and giving the England midfielder a simple finish to put Arsenal one up.

It was a special goal and Özil was one of those to come out and praise the incredible technical exchanges, likening it to the kind of football made famous by the Barcelona side of recent years.

"I've got to praise the three players involved for the first goal,” he told the official Arsenal website.

“It was real 'tiki taka' - almost like they were playing PlayStation! It was an unbelievable goal."

Özil scored twice in the match, including his first ever headed goal, and helped take Arsene Wenger's side two points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Watch the superb Arsenal team goal above.

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