Stat underlines Mesut Ozil’s stunning Arsenal form
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is beating the Premier League average this season after 15 assists in 16 games
Mesut Ozil has been in scintillating form for Arsenal in recent months.
The Germany international notched up his 14th and 15th assists of the season on Monday night as Ozil teed up Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud in Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over title rivals Manchester City.
The 27-year-old midfielder is closing in on Thierry Henry’s record of 20 assists in a Premier League season ahead of Arsenal’s 18th game of the 2015/16 campaign at St Mary’s on Saturday.
And OptaJoe’s stat highlights just how good Ozil has been for the Gunners so far this term after reaching 15 assists in 15 games less than the Premier League average.
16 – The 11 previous instances of a player reaching 15 assists in a PL season have come after an avg of 31 apps, Ozil has done it in 16. Ya.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 22, 2015
Ozil has scored two goals and has made 15 assists in 16 Premier League games for the title favourites after his influential performance in a 2-1 victory over City.
The World Cup winner has won the FA Cup twice but hasn’t lifted the Premier League trophy since his £42.5m club-record move to the north London side from Real Madrid in August 2013.