Ozil reveals best game in an Arsenal shirt when he played like Neo from The Matrix

Mesut Ozil has revealed his Neo-like powers (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil believes a 4-1 FA Cup win over Everton in 2014 was his best game for the club and one when he was able to play like Neo from The Matrix.

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The Germany international scored in that quarter-final victory at the Emirates Stadium, which was a crucial result for the Gunners on their way to ending their long wait for silverware.

Arsenal signed Ozil for a club-record £42million that season, and he delivered in the FA Cup as they went on to lift the trophy later that year with a win over Hull City at Wembley.

Ozil reveals best game in an Arsenal shirt when he played like Neo from The Matrix

Ozil believes this game against Everton was his best for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Ozil, writing in his new book, mentioned that win as a highlight of his career in England, and explains why he felt like he was playing at a level above his opponents on the day.

Describing it as ‘the perfect game’, he said: ‘I felt as if I were holding a magic wand that I could use to direct the game as I pleased.

Arsenal fixtures

Manchester City (N) FA Cup – Sun 23 Apr
Leicester (H) – Wed 26 Apr
Tottenham (A) – Sun 30 Apr
Manchester United (H) – Sun 7 May
Southampton (A) – Wed 10 May
Stoke (A) – Sat 13 May
Sunderland (H) – Tue 16 May
Everton (H) – Sun 21 May

‘It’s as if they (opponents) are running at me in slow motion and I’m able to react to their movement in real time – a little bit like Keanu Reeves in The Matrix, when he dodges bullets that are fired at him.’

The 28-year-old went on to win another FA Cup with Arsenal in 2015, but the club’s struggles in the Premier League and Champions League have led to doubts over his future ahead of this summer as he stalls on signing a new contract.

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