Premier League Goal Emirates

#28 // Özil → Aubameyang Arsenal 3 – 1 Leicester City

He could’ve scored this one, Mesut Özil.

But, in the spirit of assistance…

He laid it off.

Magnificent dummy, magnificent assist.

Arsenal up 3–1.

 

 

 

Today was vintage Özil, one of the greatest games of his fantastic career.

A brilliant first-touch goal from a cross on the ground, to tie it at 1-1.

Then one of the best through balls of the year, to set up the second goal—a pre-assist to Bellerín, and then to Aubameyang for the finish.

Then, in the 67th minute, this one.

The finishing touch on a masterpiece.

 

 

Bellerín brings the ball up the wing, sends it across to Özil. A dummy, then a run, the feed from Lacazette, and bit of the “sublime”, as they were calling it on the broadcast—the outside-foot flick to Aubameyang on the back post.

 

 

Savor this, because there are only a handful on earth with a soccer mind like this.

And to you, Mr. Mesut Özil… bravo!

World-class steward of the beautiful game.

 

 

With the win, Arsenal rises back into the top four of the EPL table.

Tied with Chelsea and Tottenham, just two points back from Manchester City.

Maybe they’ve got some kind of outside shot at a title this season.

Probably not.

But maybe.

So from here on out, we watch.

Özil. Lacazette. Bellerín. Aubameyang.

Whether they forget about the era of Wengerball…

And become the founding fathers of something new:

The age of “Emery Ball”.