Arsenal 5-0 Huddersfield: Mesut Ozil shines for Gunners in flattering win

Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring the fourth goal against Huddersfield

Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring the fourth goal against Huddersfield

Mesut Ozil put in a starring performance as a blistering second-half display from Arsenal saw them enjoy a 5-0 win over Huddersfield at the Emirates.

Alexandre Lacazette handed Arsenal an early lead (3) but the hosts failed to add to their lead before the break.

Huddersfield had chances to level, but three goals in five minutes put the game beyond the visitors, with Olivier Giroud (68) and Alexis Sanchez (69) scoring from Ozil assists before the German added a fourth himself (72).

Giroud then wrapped it up with a fifth late on (87) to ensure Arsenal’s perfect start at home this season continued, while Huddersfield slip to a third-straight defeat.

It was the perfect start from Arsenal as Lacazette latched onto a delightful flick from Aaron Ramsey before sliding the ball past Jonas Lossl at the near post.

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However, Arsenal took their foot off the gas, and did not come close again until just after the half-hour mark, with Lacazette seeing his smart chip from an acute angle cleared off the line by Martin Cranie before Sead Kolasinac skied the rebound.

Huddersfield then saw claims for a penalty waved away after Steve Mounie collided with Shkodran Mustafi, while the striker then took too long to get an attempt away, allowing Laurent Koscielny to come back and make the block.

Alexandre Lacazette put Arsenal into an early lead against Huddersfield

After the break, Petr Cech got down well to prevent Collin Quaner from levelling, though the Arsenal goalkeeper did endure a hairy moment when palming a high ball onto his own bar.

Olivier Giroud came on for Lacazette at half-time, and though he hit the post after rounding Jonas Lossl, he scored Arsenal’s second when finishing off a fine team move.

One minute later, it was Sanchez’s turn to be set up by Ozil, and the Chilean made no mistake from 10 yards out when slamming the ball into the middle of the goal.

Ozil got in on the act himself moments later, delightfully lifting the ball over Lossl, while Giroud netted his second late on when cheekily stealing in ahead of team-mate Kolasinac.

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