The gunners welcomed Valencia at the Emirates Stadium and won the match 3-1 thanks to a splendid performance from the boys who were low on confidence after losing three matches in a row. Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi were both in the starting eleven and they had incredible performances.
Mesut Ozil returned to the starting of Arsenal after missing the match against Leicester City because of an injury. The German international was deployed as a central attacking midfielder and he had an incredible performance. He was one of the few Arsenal players that played confidently when the gunners were one goal down. Ozil linked up well with Lacazette and Kolasinac in trying to open up the compact defence of Valencia.
Mesut Ozil has sent a message to the Arsenal fans saying that they could have scored more goals in that game.
#YaGunnersYa ???????????? Could have scored more, but we've got the advantage for the 2nd leg ????????⚽ Thanks for the support at the Emirates tonight ❤???????? #M1Ö #COYG #WeAreTheArsenal pic.twitter.com/YRQOrnlxnt
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) May 2, 2019
“YaGunnersYa. Could have scored more, but we’ve got the advantage for the 2nd leg. Thanks for the support at the Emirates tonight.”
Shkodran Mustafi was in the starting eleven that faced Valencia and even though the Arsenal fans were disappointed that he started, he proved them wrong as he put on a thrilling performance against his former club. The defender took to Twitter to send a message to the Arsenal supporters.
— Shkodran Mustafi (@MustafiOfficial) May 2, 2019
“Get in! Good comeback today and a first step towards the final. Let‘s prepare for a big fight in Valencia.”