Here’s Özil and Santi Cazorla playing a casual 50-meter one-two in the dying minutes of a 2015 game at the King Power. Despite the nonchalance, this was an important game for Arsenal. Our 5-2 win (pass #52, 5-2 win, get it?) ended both the Foxes’ unbeaten start to the season and Alexis Sanchez’s goal drought. The Chilean had scored 25 goals in 14/15 for the Gunners, but had failed to find the net in eight games across all competitions before this contest, where he went and scored a hat-trick. Özil was also lively; he had a pass in the buildup of 4 of the 5 goals, which began his insane streak of at least one goal or assist in 11 straight PL games.
More fun facts about this match:
The Puma 15/16 was an underrated away kit.
The PL leaders at the time were not us nor Leicester but Manchester United, who had taken 16 points from 7 games. Man City were on 15 points, while West Ham and Arsenal were tied for 3rd with 13.
Alexis Sanchez became the first and to this date only player to score hat-tricks in the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga.