Arsene Wenger has praised Mesut Ozil’s decision in scoring the late winner against Ludogrets, after fearing he had squandered his chance to score the winner.
Arsenal battled from 2-0 down to equalise before the break, but couldn’t pierce the defence of their Bulgarian hosts.
However, a flash of brilliance from Mesut Ozil in the 87th minute helped Arsenal to a 3-2 win. The gunners remain top of the table ahead of PSG on goal difference.
Played through on goal, the Germany international lifted the ball over goalkeeper Milan Borjan before dummying his way beyond two defenders to score into an empty net.
“You know, I would say the great players make the right decisions in the game situations they face. They always make the optimal solution,” Wenger told the club’s official website.
“To me it didn’t look for a while like the optimal solution, but when the ball was in the net I thought it was!
“You wanted him to take maybe his chance earlier but at the end he had enough skill to prove that he was right.”