Mesut Ozil sends Garth Crooks into a spin with Arsenal goal

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Mesut Ozil's name on the team sheet was a welcome sight for Arsenal fans ahead of their third Premier League game against Watford on Saturday afternoon.

Having taken just one point from fixtures against Liverpool and Leicester City, it was important that the Gunners got their season off the ground with a win at Vicarage Road.

The fact that the German playmaker was back starting gave them an excellent chance of doing just that. He was by far and away their best player last season and was certainly at the centre of things once again.

Arsenal looked irresistible against Watford in the first half, scoring no less than three goals. Santi Cazorla gave them the lead from the penalty spot after just nine minutes before Alexis Sanchez made it two 31 minutes later.

But it was Ozil's wonderful goal that left BBC pundit Garth Crooks with his jaw open. Running from out of shot, the 27-year-old burst into the box to meet a pinpoint cross from Sanchez. He made it look so easy, as he so often does.

First, let's take a look at the goal:

And here's how Garth Crooks reacted to it:

That run

Maybe a bit over the top, but there is no exaggerating just how well Ozil did to get into the position he did. This image does it justice.

Good week for Mesut

The playmaker certainly looked on good form but his week is about to get even better with the news that Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi is set to join him at the Emirates.

Ozil and Mustafi, who both represent Germany, have a very special relationship and will certainly help him settle into his new life.

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