Mesut Ozil, Arsenal’s key performer, inspired his team to reclaim the long lost glory after he helped the team reach the top spot on the Premier League for at least 24 hours. Ozil and Garbiel’s goals made the team win their first league meeting with Bournemouth.
The opening with Bournemouth was tense after the corner granted to Ozil was headed into the goal post by defender Gabriel who happened to obtain his first goal in English Football. After the break, Ozil managed to make a 2-0 lead over Bournemouth. Though Bournemouth showed a great game with plenty of spirit, they could not win over as Arsenal closed in for victory. The match made Arsenal leapfrog into the top spot and pushed Bournemouth into the 16th position, only three points short from danger.
The credit cannot only be given to Ozil but also to defender Garbiel who has one of the four players brought to Arsenal from the Wenger. He justified the faith placed on him by heading the ball from the corner home, and also by showing an outstanding job in defense. The victory over Bournemouth is also a staggering landmark for goalkeeper Cech who managed to upkeep his 170th clean sheet in Premier League. All in all, the win has turned out to be an inspiring endeavor for the entire team.
This win over Bournemouth comes after a win over Southampton just two days earlier. Mesut Ozil, again was the key performer against Southampton too whereby he managed to help his team defeat the Southampton in a staggering 4-0 score.
The win has both inspired the team to do better and has made Arsenal fight for the win after 2004. The fans of Arsenal sure have been inspired by this staggering win and leapfrog into the top by the help of Mesut Ozil and will sure hope that the position is maintained till the very end.