Watch: Mesut Ozil's five most outrageous Arsenal moments

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There's no doubt that Mesut Ozil's winning goal in Arsenal's Champions League encounter against Ludogorets Razgrad was a phenomenal piece of skill.

However, for those Gunners fans who have watched the German midfielder week in, week out since his arrival back in 2013, the fact he was able to completely bamboozle three of his opponents at once won't actually have come as too much of a surprise.

That's because Ozil has been producing moments of magic on a fairly regular basis over the past three years. But which moments, in particular, can compete with 'that goal' vs Ludogrets? 

Here are five frankly outrageous pieces of skill that are certainly right up there...


Ozil's close control is almost as fabled as his ability to set up goals for his teammates and, even though his opponents know it, there is often very little they can do to stop him leaving them red-faced.

That's exactly what happened in last season's FA Cup semi final against Watford when Hornets defender Nathan Ake was very nearly left on his behind after Ozil produced the near perfect nutmeg.

Dead ball specialist

One way to stop Mesut Ozil is to foul the fleet-footed German. The only problem with that is Arsenal's number 11 isn't half bad when it comes to delivering the perfect free-kick.

He has a number of assists and goals courtesy of dead ball situations but perhaps his most spectacular came against Liverpool in April 2015.

The view from the stands shows just how brilliant it really was...

King of assists

Choosing Mesut Ozil's best assist in an Arsenal shirt is a thankless task. As any Gooner will tell you, he has had more than his fair share of them.

However, the ball he laid on for Oliver Giroud against Aston Villa during the 2014/15 season was another level altogether.

Outside of the boot flick? Check. Volleyed pass? Check. Perfect weighed of pass? Check. Something very few other players in the world would attempt? Check.


For the most part, every skill, trick or pass Ozil produces is usually done with one goal in mind - helping Arsenal win.

Sometimes, though, the Germany international does something simply because he can. 

That's exactly what he did in Arsenal's recent victory over Chelsea where, for no particular reason other than to give the Emirates faithful another reason to cheer, Ozil whipped out a perfectly executed no-look pass to dumfound Nemanja Matic.

The full package

So far we've seen individual pieces of skill and expertly weighted passes. The best thing about Ozil, however, is his ability to combine them both into one near unstoppable passage of play.

The below video sums that up perfectly as he leaves several West Brom players in his wake before delivering one of the most inviting balls into the box that you're likely to see.

There are, of course, plenty of other standout moments in Ozil's Arsenal career to date. Let us know if we've missed your personal favourite?

Oh and don't think we'd leave without giving you another chance to see the German's latest jaw-dropping piece of skill. This time in slow motion...

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