By Tony Hughes
Former Arsenal defender and TV pundit Martin Keown was left breathless by Mesut Ozil’s last-gasp winner in the Champions League game with Ludogorets on Tuesday.
Ozil raced clear, chipped the ball over the goalie’s head and then used his skill to leave two defenders helpless on the ground before finally slotting the ball into an empty net.
Talking on BT Sport after the game former striker Michael Owen said the finish was “as cool as a cucumber”. Fellow pundit Keown was suitably impressed too and compared the goal to some of the best scored by Arsenal legends.
“This is when the top players… I’m comparing him to goals the likes of Kanu might have scored… Henry,” Keown said.
“It’s the timing of the run and it’s so graceful and sublime, the way he has the cheek to say I’m not going to shoot I’m just going to roll this one in.
“It causes carnage for the defenders he’s playing against but it’s just his poise to be able to do that, it really is. It’s poetry to watch.
He also thinks that coming from two goals down shows that the current Arsenal team has character and that could be the difference in their search for significant silverware this season.
“It’s always good to have it in the locker to know that you can come from two goals back. It’s what you need to win trophies,” Keown added.
In other Arsenal news, Rio Ferdinand has given this positive assessment of the Arsenal defence.