Mesut Özil has took to Instagram following Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace to celebrate his sides ‘hard-fought’ victory.
The 26-year-old posted a selfie to twitter along with the caption, “Hard-fought first victory of the season! These three points belong to North London…”
Özil provided the assist for Olivier Giroud’s opening goal against Palace and made the most key passes in the Premier League today according to Whoscored.com.
The Arsenal star made a total of five key passes at Selhurst Park earlier today against Palace. Özil also made 55 passes throughout the game maintaining a passing accuracy of 98%.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger heaped praise on Özil for his performance against Palace.
“He had a very good performance. He was important getting out from the back, getting out of tight areas. It is a pleasure to watch the quality of his passing and the intelligence of his passing,” Wenger was quoted as saying by the official Arsenal website.
The North London based side face a tough test next week as they welcome Liverpool to the Emirates.
Arsenal moved into 11th place on three points after two games following the win over Palace.