The Gunners are back at the top of the table after comfortably beating Bournemouth at home. Arsenal defeated the visitors with 2 goals. Assist king Mesut Ozil was on fire, today, like always! Not only did Ozil provide the assist for Gabriel to score the first and then personally add the second but he also created at least five other clear chances with his selfless and utterly precise passing.
He has now created 16 Premier League goals this season; more than double any other player. Petr Cech also added his name to the hall of fame, today. Petr Cech’s clean sheet was his 170th in a Premier League career that now spans 11 years at Chelsea and Arsenal to go one clear of David James on 169. All in all, it was a good end for the Gunners as they march on to the top of the table with 3 points in the pocket, one clean sheet and smiles on their faces.
Speaking in the post match presentation, Wenger says, ‘’We were focused from the start. It took us a while to get going but we were in control of the game and did very well.” Talking about Ozil he adds, He was the focal point of our team today. He gives us security and confidence.” “He convinces everyone he is a talented player that works very hard. He is a complete player.” “He has remarkable technical ability. He is somebody who thinks always on the right tone.” Arsene also expressed his words on Petr Cech’s record – “He can be very proud of that as it is a remarkable achievement. He is gifted goalkeeper.”
It’s a happy month of December for Arsenal as they end on the top of the table, and the lead would remain if Leicester City lose in their next fixture.