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Ozil has taste for goals, Wenger declares




• He showed me how to score a hat-trick, says Walcott
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Mesut Ozil has a “taste for goals” after the playmaker scored a hat-trick in a 6-0 win over Ludogorets in the Champions League.

Mesut Ozil scored a hat-trick after stunning goals from Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott as Arsenal dismantled Ludogorets Razgrad in a ruthless Champions League display.

Wenger said: “Let’s not be too quick on the verdict. We have a strong squad and a strong spirit, but you have to take care of it and keep your feet on the ground.”

“In this game a lot is linked with confidence. I feel that at the moment because we win game after game, maybe we get through dodgy periods with less psychological damage.

“The only way to win something big is to focus on the next one and work on humility.”The Gunners have won seven games in a row in all competitions – scoring 23 goals – and are unbeaten in 11 matches.

Their last defeat was at home to Liverpool on the opening day of the Premier League season.

Meanwhile, Mesut Ozil is a new man with an aggressive attitude who is setting a superb example for his Arsenal team-mates to follow, according to Theo Walcott.

Ozil now has six goals in all competitions this season in Arsenal’s strong start and Walcott, who himself has eight, has been hugely impressed.

Walcott joked to reporters: “I could really throw him under the bridge here, first half he wasn’t around though was he?“No, he’s a fantastic professional, fantastic player and I think it’s the second hat-trick he’s scored. 

“And how easy he did it – he showed me how to score a hat-trick anyway!”Walcott continued to praise the 28-year-old, adding: “He’s worked really hard, he’s looking strong and fit.

“You can see a new, more aggressive level about his play at the moment in time. “He’s getting more ruthless in front of goal, he’s chipping in with a lot more goals than he has. So hopefully it can continue.

“We are all sort of on the right sort of rhythm together and when you have got that on the team it bodes well for the future, I think.”

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