"He doesn't show up for the big games."
That is a criticism that is often levelled at Mesut Ozil. Not for his magnificent performance in the first half against Manchester United.
Arsenal's £42.5m record signing was inspirational as the Gunners charged to a 3-0 lead in under 20 minutes. Ozil assisted the first to Alexis Sanchez, and soon got in on the act, scoring their second with a sidefooted effort.
Unsurprisingly, Twitter erupted, and Ozil soon became one of the top trends. Here are some of the best reactions:
4 - Mesut Ozil has scored and assisted in the same Premier League game for the fourth time. Instigator.OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 4, 2015
Mesut Ozil proving his haters wrong every game.Arsenal News (@__arsenalnews_) October 4, 2015
Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez...a Blessing to Arsenal....Folorunsho (@OkeAremu) October 4, 2015
Mesut Ozil you beautyCristina Yang (@Althorp_Lara) October 4, 2015
Best I've seen Mesut Ozil play. Delivering in a big game. I think he's enjoying the pace of Walcott and Sanchez. Funny what pace can doM'z (@HMOLondon) October 4, 2015
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