Mesut Ozil reacts to Arsenal’s thrilling NLD win v Spurs

Dec 03, 2018, 18:53
Mesut Ozil reacts to Arsenal’s thrilling NLD win v Spurs

"If you watch it, we're celebrating, I don't leave the pitch at any point and some of their players that are on the bench come to us".

The deserved triumph came after a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang supplemented by goals from Alexander Lacazette and Lucas Torreira pulled back a deficit at the break following an Eric Dier header and a Harry Kane penalty put the Lillywhites 2-1 ahead.

His team's deserved 4-2 win over Tottenham in Sunday's pulsating north London derby was their first over another team from the big six for more than a year, suggesting that Emery is mending their weaknesses.

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And the former Cameroon defender who was a key member of the Invincibles has explained how the gaffer's decisions changed the game for the Gunners who are yet to lose a Premier League game since the back-to-back losses to Chelsea and Manchester City in August. "They are going to play at home, with a lot of fans and we know that all the matches in this championship are different and very hard".

Emery changed the Arsenal set-up at half time and Spurs could not cope with the Gunners in the second half.

Pochettino still thinks Foyth was Spurs' best performer on the day, however.

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"Today it was a great opportunity [for us in the battle for the top four]", he said.

"We need to continue our process, creating our way". Aaron Ramsey is capable of playing in a deeper midfield role but Emery seems to favour the Welshman further forward. "He was absolutely brilliant and set the tone for everything Arsenal have done". "We are happy, we are enjoying, but shocked because Tottenham are on 30 points like us".

The Spurs game showed Ramsey could still have a big part to play at the Emirates, though, and Emery praised the midfielder for being able to keep his focus even though his future remains uncertain. While Mesut Ozil was given a lucrative contract extension by the Arsenal board last summer which reportedly made him the highest earner among the Gunners.

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