Ex-Arsenal star Mesut Ozil looks back with trademark ‘buffer finish’ for Fenerbahce
Mesut Ozil looks back on years after the former Arsenal star scored with a trademark ‘buffer finish’ for Fenerbahce in his Premier League loss to Gaziantep
- Former gunner Mesut Ozil reminded Arsenal fans of his class with his goal
- The “buffer finish” lob was typical of the German era at Emirates Stadium
- However, he still couldn’t prevent his team from losing the top-flight clash 3-2.
Arsenal fans are said to have remembered Mesut Ozil’s last goal for Fenerbahce after their 3-2 loss to Gaziantep on Monday.
Ozil left the Emirates Stadium in January after arriving as a major Real Madrid star for Â£ 42million in the summer of 2013.
Despite showing glimpses of his creative class and technical genius, the midfielder quickly fell out of favor under new boss Mikel Arteta – who kicked him out of the squad for nine months.
Mesut Ozil scored an elegant finish for Fenerbahce in their 3-2 loss to Gaziantep
As one of the Emirates Stadium’s biggest earners at Â£ 350,000 per week, he was then moved to Fenerbahce in January of last year.
But after familiarizing himself with Turkey’s top flight, the 33-year-old is regaining his rhythm, already scoring six goals in 17 games this season.
Although the most recent will be the home loss to Gaziantep, it will be a goal Arsenal fans will know all too well.
Ozil caught a pass inside the box, before applying his hallmark finish, which allowed him to lift a deft lob on the goalie – a regular feature during his time with the Gunners – to tie it at 1-1 after 30 minutes.
Ozil provided his side with an assist but the 33-year-old couldn’t stop them from losing
Ozil, pictured with Bacary Sagna, won the FA Cup four times during his time at Arsenal
Ozil was then fully adored by fans and teammates and played the full 90 minutes, but despite playing an assist in the game, he couldn’t prevent an overnight loss.
Despite coming out under a cloud of the Emirates, Ozil remains the favorite among many supporters after making more than 250 appearances and winning the FA Cup four times.
“I will continue to support them in every game they play, I will be a gunner for life, there is no doubt about it,” he promised as he left.
“Hearing my name chanted in the Emirates will always give me goosebumps, and the memories I made by putting on this jersey will stay with me forever.”