GIFs: Mesut Ozil Breaks Drought and All Goals from Arsenal-Everton in FA Cup

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVMarch 8, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02:  Mesut Ozil of Arsenal in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on February 2, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Arsenal's Mesut Ozil finally ended his goal drought on Saturday, scoring the opening goal in the FA Cup quarter-final tie with Everton.

It was Ozil's first goal in exactly three months—the previous one having been in the two squads' last meeting on 8 December.

The strike came in seven minutes as Arsenal capitalised on a counter-attack. Santi Cazorla played the crucial final ball toward Ozil, and the German international coolly finished. Here's the GIF:

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Arsenal's lead did not last long, however, as a moment of brilliance from Ross Barkley helped Everton level the score. The 20-year-old midfielder ran the length of the pitch before picking out an inch-perfect pass for Kevin Mirallas. Mirallas' touch missed the mark, but thankfully for the Toffees Romelu Lukaku was there to clean up in front of an open net: 

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The Gunners reclaimed the lead midway through the second half from the penalty spot. Gareth Barry was deemed to have committed a foul on this challenge:

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Mikel Arteta converted his penalty not once, but twice, after Giroud's encroachment on the first attempt forced a retake.

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Substitute Olivier Giroud then wrapped up Arsenal's victory with a late double, scoring twice within a three-minute window. 

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