Ozil’s superb form makes exclusion all the more baffling

Ethan Tait

Last year, Mesut Ozil carried the Arsenal midfield and nearly set the Premier League record for most assists in a season with Olivier Giroud as his main striker. Fucking brilliant.

Despite his great year, Ozil was snubbed for the Ballon d’Or 30-man-shortlist while Rui Patricio somehow made the list.

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Ozil hasn’t showed any signs that not making the list is affecting him. Honestly, Mesut Ozil doesn’t give two fucks.

The German magician has always been known for assist giving abilities and his ability to see passes that no one could dream of, but the Arsenal man has always struggled to score enough goals. Although giving is great and all, goals are necessary in that CAM role.

This season, Mesut Ozil has finally been selfish and it has been paying off greatly for the Gunners and the German national team. In 15 matches this season for club and country, Ozil has nine goals and four assists including this fucking incredible piece of skill to give the Gunners all three points in Bulgaria.


It was 87th minute, game tied at two, away from home, and Ozil produces one of the cheekiest Arsenal goals of all-time. This goal is stuff of legends, a beautiful piece of art, something that you make sweet, sweet love to.

The man is a legend and the goal a brilliant piece of skill and intelligence.

Ozil has accepted the fact that he didn’t make the shortlist and has responded with some of the best football of his career. He basically told the Ballon d’Or committee that he isn’t worried about a damn thing and they can take the award and shove it.

If he continues to play like this, Arsenal might have a chance to win the Premier League, get past the round of 16 in the Champions League, and possibly keep Alexis Sanchez and Ozil from transferring from the club.

Orrrrr maybe just beat that shit club across North London on the weekend.

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