Mesut Ozil scores birthday goal for Arsenal

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Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League football match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium in London, on October 20, 2015. Arsenal won the match 2-0. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil has scored his third goal for Arsenal this season during the Gunners 3-2 victory over Swansea City yesterday.

The Germany international had plenty to celebrate today with it also being is birthday. Ozil – now 28 years old – was an injury doubt going into the game after being taken off during Germany’s 2-0 win over Northern Ireland.

Ozil once again failed to registered his first assist of the season which may come as a surprise to Arsenal fans seeing that he racked up 19 last season. In fact Ozil was just one assist off matching Thierry Henry’s Premier League assist record of 20.

Arsenal moved up to joint first place in the league with 19 points after eight games. Title rivals Tottenham and Manchester City dropped points this weekend, Liverpool can also move up to 19 points tomorrow if they record a victory over Manchester United.

The Gunners will be looking to keep their winning run going when they take on Ludogorets in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.