Ian Wright spots what Mesut Ozil told team-mates after Arsenal goal

Mesut Ozil produced his trademark bounced finish to score Arsenal’s opener (Picture: BBC Sport)

Ian Wright hailed Mesut Ozil after the midfielder produced a stunning finish to open the scoring in Arsenal’s 5-1 victory over Bournemouth.

Ozil has been in and out of Unai Emery’s side this season but was recalled at the Emirates after making a substitute appearance against Southampton at the weekend.

It only took four minutes for Ozil to break the deadlock and the playmaker also provided the assist for Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s goal, Arsenal’s second, in a classy individual performance.

Lys Mousset’s strike on the half-hour mark gave Bournemouth a glimmer of hope but second-half goals from Laurent Koscielny, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette sealed a comfortable win for the Gunners.

Ozil brought back the bounced finish – which is fast becoming his trademark – to deceive Artur Boruc for the opening goal and Arsenal legend Wright sung the German’s praises following the win.

Wright noticed how Ozil made his team-mates aware of the finish during his celebration.

Mesut Ozil tells his Arsenal team-mates how he beat Artur Boruc (Picture: BBC Sport)

‘He kicks down on to the ball. He bounces it on purpose,’ the former Arsenal striker said on Match of the Day. 

He did it against Huddersfield and he kicked down on to it against Bournemouth.

‘Instead of chipping it over a keeper he bounces it over him. You can see him telling everyone what he did [while celebrating].

‘It’s just such a brave finish for someone to do, it’s brilliant. It’s the Ozil.’

Wright applauded Ozil’s bravery (Picture: Getty)

Emery was coy when asked whether Ozil was likely to start the north London derby this weekend.

‘I am going to watch this match for analysis and I am going to watch Tottenham. After I will decide my game plan against them,’ the Spaniard said after the win.

‘We need every player and every player on the bench and we need big commitment from every player. If we can play with a big performance I want every player to help us.’

On Ozil’s return to form, Emery replied: ‘I think he is happier with us.

‘I am now also very proud of our players. He helped us with his quality.’

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