Three years ago as referee Martin Atkinson blew his final whistle to mark the end of a 6-3 defeat of the Gunners at the Etihad, Mesut Ozil sulked off the pitch receiving a severe bollocking from Per Mertesacker in the process.
Fast forward to Saturday, against Swansea Ozil barked off instructions, urging his team-mates to fight as he was subbed off with the game delicately poised at 3-2. It just about sums up the change that has come about in the midfielder.
The German has added consistency along with goals and a fighting spirit that had been sorely lacking in him when he first arrived. With a new contract signed the German does seem to be playing his heart out for Arsenal now.
Check out the video of Ozil passionately shouting off instructions below:
Loved it when before he got subbed, Ozil shouted at everyone “Hey, FIGHT!” 😍 pic.twitter.com/jNSyON4XzL
— Granit Xhaka (@XhakaLegacy) October 15, 2016