It was all about today [against West Ham].
It was 2-0 ten minutes later, Ozil playing in Alexis Sanchez, who backheed it back to Ozil, who provided for Theo Walcott to score.
Job done, Arsenal made a flurry of substitutions and, with just eight minutes remaining, two of the fresh faces combined as Alex Oxlade Chamberlain tore into the heart of the Hammers penalty box before laying off to Giroud who curled a precision 15-yarder around Randolph and into the far corner to round off a miserable night for anxious West Ham.
Arsenal's win against West Ham moved them back to 5th position with four points adrift 4th placed Manchester City as they face Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park on Monday to continue their Top 4 struggle. Three points at this stage of the season are massive.
Ozil has scored in each of his last three Premier League games against West Ham.
But the protest did not distract the team too much, admittedly against an opposition in even worse form than themselves.
"Arsenal deserved to win".
Mesut Ozil's 58th-minute opener came amid unrelenting pressure on the Hammers' defence, and the Emirates sighed with relief as his cross-shot drifted beyond the reach of keeper Darren Randolph.
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"After the second goal it's very risky to play against them because when you have the ball they let you create and they take a risk staying up with a few players and when you lose the ball it's a problem for the defenders".
Arsenal should have had a penalty in injury time when Sam Byram brought down Nacho Monreal.
"As players we are just thinking about the next game".
Wenger also hailed the importance of Elneny in midfield despite the Egypt global making only his seventh starting appearance in the Premier League.
"Arsenal" has traditionally plays well against the "West Ham".
The loss was West Ham's fifth in succession, while they are now seven winless since a 3-1 victory at Southampton over two months ago.
On Wednesday night, the Hammers lost 3-0 to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, a result which extended their run of successive defeats to five games and left them looking over their shoulder towards the relegation zone. Instead it is five.