‘He makes us win’: Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny warns Liverpool that Mesut Ozil is ‘unstoppable’ when in form
- Arsenal host Liverpool on Saturday evening in the Premier League
- The Reds go into the match unbeaten in the top flight since May
- But the Gunners are also on a 13-match unbeaten run in all competitions
- Laurent Koscielny believes Mesut Ozil has been key to Arsenal’s excellent start
Arsenal face one of their biggest tests of the season when they host Liverpool on Saturday, but Laurent Koscielny believes his side have what it takes to end their unbeaten run.
Liverpool have not lost in the Premier League since May and and sit level on points with Manchester City at the top of the table.
But following consecutive defeats to begin the Unai Emery era, the Gunners have since gone 13 matches without loss – winning 12 of them.
Mesut Ozil has been in sparking form for Arsenal at the start of the season under Unai Emery
Koscielny claims that a key part of this winning run is through Mesut Ozil whose impressive form under Emery has seen him record three goals and one assist.
Citing one of his best performances of the season against Leicester, the club captain warned Liverpool they can not handle the German when he is in form.
‘Mesut’s deserved all the plaudits he got after his performance against the Foxes,’ Koscielny said.
‘He was incredible. His goal bailed us out before the break and then his pass for Hector on our second goal is the best ball you will see all season.
Ozil enjoyed one of his best matches in Arsenal’s win over Leicester City in October
OZIL SEASON STATS
Premier League: 8(0) apps 3 goals
Europa League: (0)2 apps 1 goal
‘And he added an assist for Auba after a great dummy and understanding with [Alexandre] Lacazette.
‘When Mesut is in this form, he is unstoppable and makes us win. He has extraordinary qualities.
‘There are not many players like him in the world right now capable of producing a pass the like for Hector, beating four opposition players with just one ball.
‘His display on that night will stay in people’s minds for a very long time. It is a case of “I was there when Ozil had that performance against Leicester.”
‘However, he needs to be at this level as much as possible this season. Great players are the ones playing at their best the whole season.’
Laurent Koscielny has backed Ozil to shoot down Liverpool as he prepares for a return to the squad having been out injured all season
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