By Amir Mir
Mesut Ozil has admitted Arsenal beat Burnley on Sunday afternoon with “a bit of luck” following Laurent Koscielny’s controversial late goal.
Arsene Wenger’s side scored three points into stoppage time, with defender Koscielny scoring the winner after the ball appeared to hit his elbow from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s cross.
The north London club produced a laboured performance throughout the game, with Sean Dyche’s men being cruelly denied in the late seconds.
Playmaker Ozil praised his side for winning their fifth game in a row and stated how “crucial” the three points were going into the international break.
“5 wins in a row,” Ozil wrote on his personal Twitter account. “Those 3 points were crucial, with a bit of luck to be honest.”
Here is Ozil offering his honest assessment on the late victory against Burnley on his personal Twitter account.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) October 2, 2016
The win moved the Gunners up to third in the table and they now have 16 points from their opening seven games.
Wenger’s side are a point behind rivals Tottenham who are second and two points behind leaders Manchester City, who were beaten 2-0 by Spurs on Sunday.
Arsenal will host Francesco Guidolin’s Swansea side after the international break on October 15, with the Welsh club in 17th place with four points.
In other Arsenal team news, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher insists Arsenal have a big decision to make at the end of the season.