Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Giroud hails Ozil influence

Olivier Giroud has praised new boy Mesut Ozil for his influence on the team.

The German scored one and created the second for the French striker, and Giroud says he is exactly what the team needed to make a step forward this season.

“Mesut especially tonight was unbelievable. It is really simple to find him on the pitch and I have a really good understanding with him.

“He provided the assist for my goal. He knows the right thing at the right moment. This is his first goal, but he has provided a lot. I think it was his fifth or sixth assist since he joined. He was the man we needed to really improve our side.”

Giroud’s goal was his 6th of the season and the former Montpellier man’s all-round performances have been excellent. Last night saw him hold off a strong Napoli defence time and time again, and he puts it down to feeling more at home in his second season at the Gunners.

“Since the start of the season I maybe have more confidence and I am settling well now, in the team and in my new English life. I feel really good on the pitch and really want to improve myself and the team.”

Arsenal now face a Dortmund double-header, enticing ties for fans and neutrals alike.

“We always want to win and to keep this mentality of winning every game. Dortmund will be really tough games for us but we are really confident and if we keep it up, I think we could do good things in this Champions League.

“The team is playing well and we are on a good run.”

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Here’s another stat to add. Arsenal win percentage with Özil in the team – 100


Here’s another stat to add: Piers Morgans fail-percentage – 100%


Flamini too.


return of the invincilbes








Whatever Özil has done to this team’s confidence, more of the same please! Massive well done to Wenger and the boys for lifting spirits in every corner of the club. And the fans are reacting perfectly; nice to hear “We’re the North Bank/Clock End/East/West” doing the rounds last night.

Arsenal-induced Heart Attack Survivor

The dirty work was already done in the years past, now everything’s clicking together, and the arrival of Ozil has renewed a sense of pride amongst the supporters as he is as close to fucking supernatural as it gets.

arsene mclovin

All this without Cazorla, Podolski, Chambo, & more recently Walcott, plus with Verminator waiting to get back to his best….quality depth, oh man how long have we not met!?


Think our confidence was already back before Ozil came – he just solidified it. A lot of credit has to go to Wenger and the rest of the squad.

Richee Waweru

Great to see the team members being so positive about each others contribution to the current effort. Although I’m a big fan of our attacking, our defending has just reached a higher level. Closing people down the moment you lose the ball just illustrates how much the team wants to win something this season.

the Only One

the signing of ozil is working wonders in this team.long may it last. We can start talking about going unbeaten next season.


Na na na na~


Everyone banging on about Ozil from last night. Deservedly so. But lets be clear, without Giroud’s performance last night, Ramsey, Rosicky and Ozil wouldn’t have had the springboard to pivot around and bounce passes off. The HFB was immense!


Totally agreed! HFB has become such a major part of the way we play football right now!


Im a fan from israel, arsenal is my life, and im so happy to see the team like that, remindes me the times of henry and bergkamp together, ozil is brillient and looks like giroud in his second season is a great player!!! This yr i hope that we will be the champions of pl! At last we r not just agroup of talents, we actually alot more then that.

Ozilly Different Team

Cracking play, but can we highlight Gibbs’ performance? the lad was solid and mature beyond his years in the left back position last night, Looking to be the case that Monreal might not get a look in at all! Great Gibbs, and a Great team perfromance!


Thoroughly agree re: Gibbs, he was playing like a winger for large swathes of the match. Brilliant, consistent, and if it wasn’t for the fact that Baines and Cole are in front of him, he’d be starting for England. Fingers crossed he stays fit, as with all the other players. COYG


I remember when all of the fans were mocking Arsene because he didn’t do anything to the team when transfer window was about to close and fans even went crazier than ever. And now, where are these guys? lol


Here i am mate. Happy as fuck with the turn around. `All I were asking for was a bit of commitment from the club. A bit of tranperency. I’m as happy as fuck right now.

Silverstre for the Ballon d'OR

I’m Here. Sorry for wanting that the large amounts of money we had to be spent on strengthening the team and make us compete for trophies, and not understanding why that wasn’t done.

I’m a bad bad fan…


Ozil-carzola combo will be even better than cesc-nasri. This team is probably better than 07-08 team. Giroud has to score more than 20 this season. Would be interesting to see how well poldi does as a striker with ozil around.


Yeah, I’m eager to see if Podolski will provide a good option up front this season. Feel that with our stifled nature last season, we couldn’t really play to his strengths. Plus we have Santi LW now, and Chamberlain can play wide too.

Gooner til the end

I tingle inside when I think of Ozil and Santi linking up. That combo will be our new Henry/Pires.. Bergkamp/Ljungberg..
Total annihilation of all that stands before them.


Great wenger great ozil, arsenal is doing well with the advent of ozil, i ll not forget flamini he luck the midfield, ramsey is amazing all arsenal players r doing well i love u all. arsenal is my blood


(Nov 2013)
“I really miss Mesut!” told C.Ronaldo. (source: Marca).


He can follow Ozil to north london 😉


Lol at Flamini “in charge of waiters at bunga bunga parties” the way he barks orders at the pitch. COYG!


Kudos to AW and the rest of the squad. Ozil 100% Giroud 99% Ramsey 100% is best start so far Flamini 100% Gibbs 98% kudos to all this guys for all their performance

John k

I wish giroud and ramsey we kip on scoring goals this season


Giroud and Ozil aka Beauty and the Beast….

and Mesut Ozil


Nobody mentioning the BFG.

Mertesacker has been immense. He does at least one Bobby Moore every game. A wall.

freddie's nuts

The depth of quality of mid field is immense.. struggling to name a no.1 starting line up. Very impressed with how we’re travelling at the moment – finally think we can do it, for the first time in years. So satisfying! Big up the Ozil, he really has lifted everyone. Rode home today in my Arsenal shirt and got a few heckles, blew kisses to the haters


I swear everytime I see Giroud’s face I just hear the knightrider theme. All he needs is Fellaini’s mop and the look will be complete

Jay Bee

Hmmm… Mesut Ozil, Flamini, Gibbs, Per,
Good job guys #cant get enough#

Jay Bee

Pls, I don’t understand most of the abbreviations
What’s the meaning of COYG, HFB?
Help! Pls, somebody HELP!!!


COYG = Come On You Gunners
HFB = Handsome French Bloke (i.e. Giroud)


Come on you gunners and handsome french bloke

Wenger admirer

Giroud is not only handsome, but also extremely cool in the way he talks, go and watch the interview. He comes across as cocky, which then totally contrasts with his unselfish attitude on the pitch – remarkable. Must be something French.


U have got to love my Arsenal, we are awesome and Ramesy’s fitness is out of this world he must be a cyborg

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