The Germany international scored the only goal of the game in the 25th minute at The Emirates with a brilliant volley to hand the Gunners all three points as they finally bounced back to winning ways in the top flight.
Ozil’s future has been a relentless source of speculation in recent months but the World Cup winner has been earning lots of praise for his strong performances of late.
The 29-year-old has scored three goals and made five assists in 15 Premier League games for the Gunners so far this season.
And Arsenal boss Wenger was delighted by Ozil’s goal as he netted the winner against the Magpies on Saturday afternoon.
Speaking at his post-match news conference at The Emirates, Wenger said: “It’s superb, he can deliver that.
“It’s important for him that he takes the risk to do what he did.
“Usually he is a guy who, 99 per cent of the time, in this position, he controls the ball and gives it to somebody else, so I’m pleased he took the gamble to finish and I’m happy as well that he scored a very important goal.”
Arsenal will return to Premier League action on Friday night with a crunch clash against top-four rivals Liverpool FC at The Emirates.
The north London side are aiming to break back into the top four this season after having finished in fifth place last term and missing out on Champions League qualification.
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