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Mesut Ozil wasn’t even watching when Arsenal scored their second goal

This takes the no-look assist to a whole new level

Mesut Ozil’s playmaking abilities know no limits.

Arsenal raced into a quick-fire 2-0 lead in their Europa League last 16 second-leg against Rennes.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ header was greeted with large cheers by the Emirates crowd but there was one man in the stadium who wasn’t even watching.


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Guess who

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Guess who

In the buildup to the Gunners’ second goal, Ozil had completely given up hope of the move coming to anything.

So much so that he decided to turn his back on proceedings entirely.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang received the benefit of the doubt from the linesman but his teammate made it very obvious he thought it was offside.

Keep your eyes on Ozil in the box…

Arsenal’s No10 had momentarily thrown in the towel before Sead Kolasinac, who was offside, left the ball for Aubameyang to run onto.

The striker then deftly lifted the ball to the back post where Ozil would have been in a prime position to score had he actually been watching.

No words

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No words

Luckily, to spare the German’s blushes, Maitland Niles had made a surging run from right-wing back and produced a powerful header to extend Arsenal’s lead.

The Bird Catcher

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The Bird Catcher

By the time Ozil had finished a 360° turn, his teammates were off celebrating their second of the game.

Not like he had any clue what had just happened.

Back to the play

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Back to the play

We’re all familiar with the German’s ‘bounce pass‘ party trick, but it seems like he’s got a new ace up his sleeve.

Ozil is now providing assists by not even watching the play.


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