By Amir Mir
Mesut Ozil has stated on Twitter that “it’s not over until it’s over”, following his stunning goal for Arsenal against Ludogorets in a Champions League group game.
Playmaker Ozil ran through on goal from the right-hand side, chipped the goalkeeper, before using his composure to beat two defenders to score a late winner in Bulgaria.
Earlier on the Gunners had come from 2-0 down, with Granit Xhaka and Olivier Giroud levelling the scores before half-time, and the north London club have now qualified for the last-16 stage.
German Ozil, who assisted Xhaka’s goal, praised his team-mates for their magnificent comeback, as they now await a tough home fixture against PSG on November 23.
“It’s not over until it’s over,” Ozil wrote on his personal Twitter account. “Difficult start but great comeback with our 3:2 win today.”
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) November 1, 2016
World Cup-winner Ozil has scored seven goals and provided three assists in 13 appearances in all competitions this season, including scoring four goals in four Champions League fixtures.
Arsene Wenger’s side will now prepare for the visit of neighbours Tottenham on Sunday afternoon, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men unbeaten in the league this season.
Spurs are three points behind their rivals in fifth, with the Gunners on 23 points in second, as the top three are only separated by goal difference.
In other Arsenal team news, former defender Martin Keown was left breathless by Mesut Ozil’s late winner.