Mesut Ozil played a starring role as Arsenal ran out 3-0 winners against West Ham earlier this evening at the Emirates.
The Gunners ended a torrid run of form as they leapfrogged Manchester United into fifth spot, four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.
Ozil marked his 150th appearance for the north London outfit with a wonderful curled effort after he capitalised on a Jose Fonte error.
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Mesut Ozil has often been used as a scapegoat by Arsenal fans
Arsene Wenger has sprung to Mesut Ozil's defence
Of course. We live in a world of extremes
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His strike took him to double figures in all competitions.
The German midfield maestro has more often than not bore the brunt of the Gunners supporters.
But when pressed about whether Ozil is right to complain about being made a scapegoat, Wenger said: "Of course. We live in a world of extremes.
"We’re praised more than we should and punished more as well."
Ozil is widely expected to leave as he is yet to sign a contract extension.