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Under siege Mesut Ozil names Arsenal’s four best players in Rapid Vienna win

FOOTBALL By Mirror | October 23rd 2020
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil of Germany attends a training session in Singapore July 25, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Mesut Ozil singled out Thomas Partey, David Luiz, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mohamed Elneny as Arsenal's best players against Rapid Vienna.

The Gunners were in action in the Europa League on Thursday night, where they came from behind to win 2-1 in Austria.

Centre-back Luiz equalised for Arsenal after a second half Bernd Leno mistake saw Arsenal go behind at the Allianz Stadion.

Arsenal's David Luiz celebrates scoring their first goal with Thomas Partey and Gabriel Magalhaes [REUTERS/Lisi Niesner]

Aubameyang scored the all-important decider a quarter of an hour before the end to ensure Arsenal got their Europa League campaign off to a winning start.

Ozil played no part in the match as he has been left out of both Arsenal's Premier League and Europa League squads this season.

But he watched the action from home, and kept his followers up to date with what was going on with regular tweets.

His final tweet, after the fixture, named his four candidates for man of the match.

Ozil asked his followers to vote for their favourite on the night, and fans unanimously selected summer signing Partey.

Arsenal's Thomas Partey in action with SK Rapid Wien's Ercan Kara and Dejan Ljubicic [REUTERS/Lisi Niesner]

The Ghanaian put in a very strong display on his full debut for the club, with Mikel Arteta among those singing his praises after the match.

"To be fair he looked really solid, really comfortable," said Arteta.

"I think he held the midfield by himself in the second half as well when we were a little bit more open and we started to take more chances attacking certain spaces with some players.

"But I think he was fantastic tonight and there is much more to come from him obviously."

Soccer Football - Europa League - Group B - SK Rapid Wien v Arsenal - Allianz Stadion, Vienna, Austria - October 22, 2020 Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring their second goal with Hector Bellerin [REUTERS/Lisi Niesner]



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