He just wanted it more
Troubled times for Arsenal – with fan unrest at an all-time high, the club has been under a lot of scrutiny. One constant criticism is that certain players often seem to coast through games and not give enough effort or determination. Mesut Ozil certainly seems to have taken this critique to heart.
You can always trust Arsenal to pull off a good Cup run. The Gunners had an emphatic 5-0 win over Non-League Lincoln City to reach the FA Cup Semi-finals. While the merit of the result is tempered by the status of their opponents, a good victory always serves as a morale booster, one that the London Club definitely needed.
Supporters were also (quite pleasantly) surprised by Ozil’s uncharacteristic aggression as he shoved an opponent to the ground in an effort to win the ball. The German has often been accused of disappearing during games – there’s at least one Lincoln player who can attest to his very physical presence now. Could we be seeing some steel to go with those silken skills from now on?
Check out the video of Ozil’s “challenge” below: