Video Shows Number Of Times Ozil Has Used Incredible ‘Bounce’ Technique

It seems as if a day hasn’t gone by this year where Mesut Ozil hasn’t dominated headlines relating to Arsenal in one way or another.

For the most part, the coverage hasn’t been entirely positive, with the German playmaker seemingly at odds with Unai Emery having not been picked for the majority of games since the new year, despite often being fit for selection.

However, following his man of the match performance against Bournemouth in midweek, Gunners fans are calling for him to start tomorrow’s North London Derby.


 

1The World Cup winner scored the opening goal in the 5-1 victory over the Cherries…


The former Real Madrid man seems keen to prove a point to Emery and did his chances of starting tomorrow no harm, running the game against Eddie Howe’s men all night long.


 

2Arsenal legend Robert Pires had his say on Ozil’s situation in the aftermath of the Bournemouth rout…

It’s hard to argue against an in-form Ozil being Arsenal’s best player. But does Emery see the 30-year-old the same way?


 

3Claude certainly hopes he does…

We’re not sure we’d go so far if the Germany international isn’t in the starting XI tomorrow lunchtime, but we’d still be surprised if his virtuoso performance against the Cherries isn’t rewarded with a starting berth against Mauricio Pochettino’s men.


 

4And with stats like this, it’s hard to ignore the calls to keep him in the starting line up

Ridiculous numbers, aren’t they? And once again show how much Ozil’s creativity can be missed when he’s absent from games, as was proven during recent losses against West Ham, Manchester United, Manchester City and BATE Borisov.


 

5Many people noticed that Ozil used his trademark ‘bounce’ technique to score his fourth minute opening goal against Bournemouth

It’s not a technique that many have noticed before, but it’s an extremely effective one and also one that only a truly class player can perfect to this standard.


 

6And one eagle eyed fan has compiled a video with every time Ozil has used the technique to score or lay on an assist…

Simply stunning. What a player. Let’s hope to see one or two of these tomorrow at Wembley.