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Eight stats highlight why Arsenal need Alexis Sanchez more than Mesut Ozil

Oulala have examined eight key stats which highlight why Alexis Sanchez is more important to Arsenal than Mesut Ozil

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Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are both facing uncertain futures at Arsenal.

The Gunners have been involved in contract negotiations with both players but with Arsene Wenger’s future far from clear at the Emirates Stadium, Ozil and Sanchez have been linked with a move away from Arsenal.

Ozil has made 15 more Premier League appearances than Sanchez (100-85), which is no surprise considering the German moved to Arsenal in a £42.5m deal from Real Madrid in 2013 before the Chile forward joined from Barcelona 12 months later.

But who is the more important player to Arsenal? Oulala have taken a look at seven key stats which give Wenger and Arsenal supporters an intriguing answer to the question.

Stats supplied by daily fantasy football game Oulala.com

Click below to start the slideshow and find out who is Arsenal’s most-important player.

8) Successful passes

Photo: Mesut Ozil/Instagram

Given that Mesut Ozil is one of the best playmakers in the world, it’s no surprise that the World Cup winner edges Alexis Sanchez on successful passes.

Ozil has averaged 55 successful passes per game, which is significantly better than Sanchez (34).

Which of Arsenal’s star players creates more chances in Arsene Wenger’s team?

Stats supplied by daily fantasy football game Oulala.com

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