The 27-year-old praised his teammates upon their ‘ugly’ win which saw them go two points clear of Leicester City.
Özil posted a picture of himself on his official Instagram page along with the caption, “An ugly and hard fought win today! But huuuuuuuuuuuge 3 points and still of the league. #AFCvNUFC #AFC #COYG #bpl.”
Olivier Giroud has a great record against Newcastle and Mesut Özil has been on fire lately but neither scored in the game winning goal.
Laurent Koscielny who scored the only goal of the game on 70 minutes – although it did come as a result of an Özil corner.
Özil made three key passes over the 90 minutes and made the joint highest number of successful dribbles (2).
The North London based side moved ahead of Leicester City on goal difference following their 2-0 win over Bournemouth last week but now have a point advantage over the Foxes.
Arsenal v Newcastle
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud
Subs: Ospina, Gabriel, Gibbs, Chambers, Adelaide, Campbell, Iwobi
Newcastle: Elliot, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Dummett, Tiote, Sissoko, Colback, Wijinaldum, Perez, Mitrovic
Subs: Woodman, Lascelles, Mbabu, Gouffran, De Jong, Thauvin, Toney
Goals: 70′ Koscielny