Wenger hails Arsenal's team spirit after Ludogorets win.

  • Arsenal recovered from a horrific start in Bulgaria to snatch a late win.

  • Wenger praised Ozil and Arsenal's performance.


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger heaped praise on Mesut Ozil after the German midfield ace scored a late winner against Ludogorets on Tuesday.

The Gunners came from two goals down to seal three points over the Bulgarian side.

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Jonathan Cafu broke the deadlock in the 12th minute and Claudiu Keseru increased the deficit three minutes later for the hosts, but Arsenal pulled one back through Granit Xhaka in the 20th minute and Olivier Giroud levelled up just before half-time.


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However, Ozil scored in the 88th minute to seal the win for Arsenal in Sofia.

Following the win, Wenger hailed Ozil, his teammates and their all-round display.

"You know, I would say the great players make the right decisions in the game situations they face," the Frenchman said as Arsenal.com quoted. "They always make the optimal solution.

"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 (Ozil) to take maybe his chance earlier but at the end he had enough skill to prove that he was right."

Wenger added: "I give credit to the team spirit because it’s linked with belief. When you have positive results it shows a healthy mentality in the group together, and that comes out in these kind of games."

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On a crazy game in Sofia, he said: "We were caught cold and were 2-0 down and after that I felt we didn’t panic, kept our composure and came slowly back.

"It was good to be 2-2 at half-time. In the second half we dropped a little bit physically and we continued to dominate the game, but we were exposed to their counter-attacks. After, I would like to say three more things.


"First of all our keeper made one or two saves in the second half, we managed to score a great goal just before the end and Ludogorets are a good team who maintained the intensity tonight that they couldn’t maintain at the Emirates."

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