Mesut Ozil: Why helping Arsenal thrash Man United was so special for me

Mesut Ozil reflects on Arsenal's 3-0 victory over Manchester United in the Premier League back in October

Mesut Ozil has admitted that helping Arsenal secure a dominant 3-0 win over Manchester United in the Premier League last month was a “special” achievement for him.

Arsenal ran riot in the opening 20 minutes against the Red Devils at Emirates Stadium as they raced into a 3-0 lead against their bitter rivals.

Ozil scored Arsenal’s second goal and also set up one of Alexis Sanchez’s two goals in north London to send Arsene Wenger’s men on their way to victory against United.

And Ozil has admitted that getting on the scoresheet against Louis van Gaal’s men has been one of the highlights of the season for him so far.

Ozil told Arsenal Player: “It [Ozil’s goal] all happened quickly.

“The move was really fast and when Theo [Walcott] played the ball back to me, I saw the gap in the corner and put it there.

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“For me it was very good, it was a very positive game because I scored a goal and gave an assist. It was a special afternoon for me.”

The World Cup winner will be expecting to feature when Arsenal return to Premier League action against West Bromwich Albion after the international break on 21 November.

The Gunners were held to a 1-1 draw by local rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

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