Mesut Ozil couldn’t help but smile when he was reminded that the 2-0 win over Newcastle put us ahead of old rivals Sp*rs in the Premier League table, but last night’s Man of the Match is aware there’s still work to do to secure a top four finish.
The German was starting his fourth consecutive game – his best run of appearances so far this season – and despite what’s come before he’s finding form at the right time.
He played his part in a good Arsenal performance, and was keen to focus on the collective rather than his own individual display.
“My work is to give everything on the pitch, like today,” he told Sky Sports.
“I only want to help my team-mates to win the game. I think we played very well as a team, not just me. It was a team effort.
“As I said, congratulations. I think we are now third. It was a long time that we had to wait for a game, so now we can go and relax at home now.”
As for moving up into third and ahead of that lot, he continued, “Our aim is to get into the top four. Of course we’re happy that we’re in front of Tottenham.
“It’s always a big competition with them. If we play like today, we have a few more games in front of us and we want to win them.
“We want to take all the points to get into the top four at the end of the season.”